All Cerise chasing 5th win on the trot in Aspiration Quality

In-form mare All Cerise will be chasing her fifth win on the trot when she lines up in the Group 3 $150,000 City Ford Group Aspiration Quality (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

All Cerise, above, will be chasing her fifth win on the trot in the Aspiration Quality at Randwick. Photo by

All Cerise, above, will be chasing her fifth win on the trot in the Aspiration Quality at Randwick. Photo by

All Cerise will carry the top weight of 58kg in the fillies and mare Quality and has drawn barrier five in the eleven horse field.

Hugh Bowman is the new jockey on the Chris Waller trained mare, taking over from Ben Melham who was aboard for her last two wins at Flemington in BenchMark 90 company over 1600m on January 30 and on February 20.

Apprentice Andrew Adkins was aboard at her previous start for a win in a BenchMark 72 Handicap at Randwick while apprentice Rory Hutchings kicked off her winning run in a BenchMark 76 Handicap at Canterbury on December 11.

All Cerise was struggling to find any form during the Spring last year but once she was able find the winner’s circle again, has been able to maintain her winning momentum.

“All Cerise, four in a row, who would have thought,” Waller said.

Second top weight Adorabeel on 56.5kg, ran a respectable race when fifth to Solicit in the Group 3 $150,000 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) at Randwick last Saturday and will find the drop back in class to the Aspiration Quality a bit easier assignment.

Brenton Avdulla will again be aboard the Joe Pride trained Adorabeel (barrier 1) who will have the blinkers back on.

The James Cummings trained Zarzali will appreciate the step up in distance to 1600m after a first up ninth to Religify in a 1350m BenchMark 85 Handicap at Rosehill on February 20.

Glyn Schofield takes the ride and the Hussonet mare will jump from barrier four.

Heavens Above is also stepping up in class after winning a BenchMark 85 Handicap at Randwick on February 6 and will have Christen Reith in the saddle from barrier eight.

Aspiration Quality final field: 1 All Cerise (5), 2 Adorabeel (1), 3 Zarzali (4), 4 Sweet Fire (2), 5 Heavens Above (9), 6 Alegria (9), 7 Mary Lou (10), 8 Skyline Blush (3), 9 Blenwell, (6), 10 Piamimi (11), 11 Monogram (7).

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.