Rise in distance to suit Sofia Rosa

RiseindistancetosuitSofiaRosa

September30,20164:45pm。

byAAP

TheTurnbullStakesloomsasacrucialspringcarnivalraceforSofiaRosa。

TheTurnbullStakesloomsasacrucialspringcarnivalraceforSofiaRosawhowillbeouttopressherCaulfieldCupclaimsintheGroupOnefeatureatFlemington。

TheAustralianOakswinnerhasfinished10thandninthrespectivelyinhertwospringstartsinMelbourneintheMemsieStakes(1400m)andMakybeDivaStakes(1600m)。

HerNewZealandtrainerStephenMarshbelievesastepupindistanceiskeyforthemareinSundaysTurnbull。

Ithinkshesreallygoneaheadsinceherlastrun,Marshsaid。

Sheslookinggoodandthestepupto2000metresnowjustlooksperfect。

Wewouldhavelovedagooddrawbutunfortunatelywecantdomuchaboutthat。

Butshegoesinalotbetterhorsethanshehasinherlastcouple。

SofiaRosawontheAustralianOaks(2400m)atRandwickinAprilandwiththeCaulfieldCuphertarget,sheneedstoperformwellintheTurnbullwhereshewilljumpfromgate10inthefieldof13。

Themareisat$35inTurnbullStakesbettingand$21intheCaulfieldCupmarket。

Shehadtogetalongwaybackfromawidebarrierlaststartbutshehitthelinewell,Marshsaid。

Ithinkthebigkeyisthestepupto2000metresnowwithacoupleofrunsunderherbelt。

ShesobviouslygottoputherhandandgoverywellonSunday。

WeprobablycantbeatHartnell。

Helookstheonetobeat。

Helookslikeafreak,butwhenwegettotheCaulfieldCupwegodownanotherthreekilos。

Soweneedtoseeagoodrun,hittingthelinewellandwecangoforwardtotheCaulfieldCupwithconfidence。

GodolphinsHartnellisthe$2。

10favouritefortheTurnbullafterdominantweight-for-agewinsinSydneyintheChelmsfordStakesandHillStakesbyacombinedmarginofalmost14lengths。

Jameka,impressivewinneroftheNaturalismStakesatCaulfieldlaststart,isonthesecondlineat$5。

50justaheadofTheUnitedStatesat$6。