Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have two contenders for the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) in Zacada and Vin De Dance, but the pair will have to perform this weekend to warrant a start in the two-mile feature.
Both horses were disappointing when tailing the field home in the Gr.3 Manion Cup (2400m) on a Heavy8 track at Rosehill last month.
While disappointed in their runs, their trainers are hoping they will redeem themselves in the Gr.2 Chairman’s Quality (2600m) at Randwick on Saturday.
“Vin De Dance (Roc de Cambes) got caught three-wide the other day over 2400m,” Baker said. “You just can’t do that in that sort of competition.
“He dropped out and he pulled a bit, because he was three-wide in the clear, which is not like him to pull.
“Zacada just never got into it, he couldn’t cop the track, which surprised us a bit because he has shown form on wet loose tracks before, but he has just got to take his chance.
“Both are good as gold after the run and will both run in the Chairman’s.”
-NZ Racing Desk