The Sportsman Weekend



JOHN Sargent has the top and bottom ranked fillies in Group 1 Flight Stakes, both of whom will be on very different paths after tomorrow.

The Flight, the last leg of the Princess Series, has forever been the Grand Final for one-time Golden Slipper hopeful Four Moves Ahead, whereas for maidener, Left Reeling, it’s both an acid and litmus test.

Four Moves Ahead goes into the Flight off a narrow, but still emphatic. win in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1500m) two weeks ago.

“She is just hitting her form now so I am very happy with her,” Sargent said.

“She seems to have relaxed a lot more this time, mentally and physically, as she gets more mature. Her sister Emeralds won over a mile so there is no reason that Four Moves Ahead shouldn’t herself come Saturday.

“Nash (Rawiller) knows her very well. She’s got a good turn of foot. She has drawn bit sticky in 13 but she will roll over – the mile at Randwick is a good start, you’ve got a long time to work it out.

“He’ll just get her in behind something and go to sleep and she can come into it nicely. With that turn of foot, she will be hard to beat.

“If it does rain, she does like that too.

“This race has been her main aim, to her a Group 1 would be the icing on the cake.”

While Four Moves Ahead will ‘go out’ after Saturday’s race, Left Reeling is every chance to chase a fourth Wakeful Stakes win for Sargent if she proves worthy.

“We will just see how we go on Saturday. She is still a bit immature.

“We’ve added blinkers with a lot of Dundeel’s have and she’s worked well in them.

“She deserves a chance to see if she is ready to go on to (the Wakeful) or go for a spell,” said Sargent.

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