Last year’s winner Rekindled Interest heads an exciting assembly of horses set to contest Saturday’s $305,000 Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes on Sportingbet Cox Plate Preview Day at Moonee Valley.
Despite being winless in the past 18 months and the oldest runner in a quality field, Danleigh has put on an impressive display to take out the Group Two Chelmsford Stakes at Warwick Farm.
Trainer Chris Waller was full of praise for the veteran gelding, who has now won nearly $2.5 million in career prizemoney.
Defending Caulfield Cup champ Southern Speed has kicked off her Melbourne Spring campaign with the smallest of victories in the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Jockey Craig Williams took advantage of the slow speed, looming to the front and holding off a fast finishing Manighar to win in a photo finish by a nose.