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Master Sydney-based horseman Chris Waller chases a third win in four years saddling-up three fillies including the well-backed favourite Hinged in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill.

Hinged | Photo: Steve Hart | Horseracing.com.au

Surround Stakes winning filly Hinged is one of the best in 2022 Vinery Stud Stakes betting at Rosehill this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

One of two Group 1 races on the card in Sydney this weekend along with the Tancred Stakes, the Vinery Stud Stakes field features a class line-up of potential Australian Oaks-bound fillies.

Heading the Vinery Stud Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au paying $4 and firming, Worthy Cause filly Hinged is looking to emulate recent wins in the event by her stablemates Verry Elleegant (2019) and Hungry Heart (2021).

Drawn ideally in gate four, she will reunite with jockey Brenton Avdulla who was aboard for her Group 1 Surround Stakes (1200m) win two back.

Hinged was last seen running a brave third with William Pike aboard in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) against the older mares on March 12 at the Rosehill track and she is sure to appreciate coming back against her own age in the Vinery.

Waller’s other runners are the in-form Fangirl ($6) and Pretty Amazing ($8) drawn in barriers 10 and 13 respectively.

Fangirl boasts a 50% winning strike-rate from her eight starts to date including a first-up win in last month’s Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m).

She has been out of the money in her two subsequent wins when fifth in the Surround before a fourth last time out as the beaten odds-on favourite in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) against the boys and is looking for atonement this weekend.

American Pharoah filly Pretty Amazing meanwhile is up in grade and is the untapped runner in the mix starting to show a bit of x-factor in her recent three-straight winning streak that includes a last start Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic victory over the mile on March 11.

Following Hinged closely in Vinery Stud Stakes betting this autumn is the undefeated David Vandyke-trained Queenslander Gypsy Goddess at $4.20.

Pike jumps off the Waller-trained favourite to ride this progressive Tarzino filly who chases win number six on the trot.

Back in December she was excellent defeating a quality field at Eagle Farm by nearly four lengths in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2100m).

Fresh on March 12 she returned with an equally dominant 3.5 length success over the mile in Brisbane and now heads south for her first run outside of her home state.

This is a notable class rise, but Gypsy Goddess is proven at the distance making her a genuine winning hope in a field where quite a few are yet to be tested at the 2000m plus range.

It’s been a fairy-tale start for the filly who suffers a rare jaw condition known as “parrot-mouth” that also plagued the greats Kingston Town and Dulcify and saw her sold for a steal as a yearling.

“She didn’t give me the feel of a horse that was going to do much. It’s been great to see her surprise us,” Vandkye, who has also confirmed plans to target the ATC Oaks next-up with Gypsy Goddess, told The Sydney Morning Herald.

Group 1 Flight Stakes winner from the spring Never Been Kissed ($9.50) for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott who combined to win the race two years back with Shout The Bar (2020).

The Tivaci filly is back up to 2000m for the first time since her second to Profondo in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes last October and was last seen finishing second in the Phar Lap Stakes second-up here on a Heavy (8).

The Vinery Stud Stakes 2022 is set to run as Race 8 at 4:35pm (AEDT) on Rosehill’s huge 10-race Stakes Day card.

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Lucy Henderson

Lucy is an experienced horse racing journalist that has been a crucial member of the horseracing.com.au team for the better part of a decade. She has taken great delight in covering champion mares Black Caviar and Winx throughout their careers and always has a soft spot for a winning filly.