Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller will likely bypass the Listed Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m) at Wyong on Friday with Another Dollar in favour of the Heineken 3 Handicap (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.
The New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame inductee has cited the Gr.1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) runner-up’s rating as the main reason.
“First-up at Randwick is a nice starting point,” Waller said.
“I’m a bit concerned if she won the Mona Lisa, yes it would be great, but it would just send her rating sky-high and she is only the winner of two races and she already has a rating up around the 89 mark.
“She just deserves to win a few more races before she gets handicapped out of it. I’m leaning towards Saturday, but wherever she goes she is a winning chance.”
The Ocean Park mare, who was bred by Waikato Stud, will be looking to keep her terrific strike-rate intact, having never run out of the money in her seven career starts.