Trainer John Thompson will line-up Sweet Deal in the Group Two Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill and the trainer has been surprised by how well the mare has bounced back from her arduous first up run.
Sweet Deal had to work overtime to cross from a wide draw in the Sheraco Stakes and tired late to finish ninth to Haut Brion Her, who is also among Saturday’s Golden Pendant nominations.
Thompson expected Sweet Deal to be feeling the run for several days.
“But man, she is like an iron horse, she never left an oat,” Thompson said.
“She is glowing and bouncing around. She is a tough, seasoned mare I guess.”
There are six stakes races at Rosehill on Saturday with the Golden Rose the highlight.