New Zealand Group One winner Aide Memoire will carry top-weight when she makes her Australian debut for trainer Kris Lees on Saturday in the Gr.3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.
The daughter of Remind has impressed her Newcastle trainer in the two months she has been with him, but he believes she will be suited to softer track conditions than the Good 4 surface Randwick is currently rated.
“She’s a Group One winner in New Zealand and she’s not a very big mare so carrying 58 kilos will be against her as well,” Lees said.
“She’ll be better suited I feel when we do start getting some softer ground, so she’s one to
follow in time.”
Aide Memoire was prepared in New Zealand by Fraser Auret to win the 2016 Gr.1 Captain Cook
Stakes (1600m), while she also finished runner-up in last year’s Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m).