Punters doubt a winning start for Willie as Rachael Blackmore mount backed in opposition for DRF Grade 1.

The mare proved her aptitude for this test when landing a 2m4f Grade 3 mares’ hurdle in December and will receive 7lb from her five rivals. She won the race in 2009 and 2010 with Roberto Goldback and Coole River. Harrington said: “She’s in good form and stays well so the trip will hopefully suit, while this race fits into […]