Five-year-old beat top-class field on seasonal debut in the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington – over a mile.
Three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey must head back to Sydney and miss out on riding ante-post favourite Incentivise.
Australian Bloodstock, who won the Cup in 2014 with Protectionist, will race the four-year-old in tandem with Quantum Leap Racing.
Trainer Tony Millard is investigating the logistics of a challenge on Australia’s most famous race, confident the four-year-old can stay 2m.
Blinkers said to make all the difference in one of history’s longest-priced G1 winners at Flemington.
World’s highest-ranked female rider lands fourth G1 success in Melbourne’s most prestigious sprint at Flemington.
Jamie Kah will partner Nature Strip in the G1 Lightning Stakes – unless regular jockey James McDonald re-routes from Sydney.
James Cummings has outlined plans to bring his first runner to Royal Ascot after saddling Bivouac to win the G1 Darley Sprint Classic.