Trainer Allan Sharrock will have his fingers-crossed on Saturday when Sinarahma makes her return to Trentham.
In her last start at the Upper Hutt track, the daughter of Darci Brahma missed away from the barriers in the Gr.1 Thorndon Mile (1600m) but put in an eye-catching effort to run into second behind Melody Belle.
She has since finished fifth in the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa last month and was in line for an Auckland test before Sharrock elected to wait until the Gr.3 Wentwood Grange Cuddle Stakes (1600m) on Saturday.
“We toyed with going to the Auckland Cup (Gr.1, 3200m), but when they closed the window to six days and she got 62kg in the Nathan I thought we would wait for the Cuddle,” Sharrock said.
“She races well at Wellington and it is not a deep field in numbers, and she will be strong late as well if she goes away from the barrier.”
All going well after Saturday, Sinarahma will head to Awapuni on April 3 to contest the Gr.2 City Of Palmerston North Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m).
-NZ Racing Desk