Quality New Zealand filly Avantage will contest Saturday’s Gr.2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at Randwick and trainer Jamie Richards is pleased with the progression of the daughter of Fastnet Rock ahead of the A$1 million event.
“Avantage is going well leading into Saturday,” Richards said. “She has to take that next step up against the big boys, so we’ll see how we get on.
“But she is sound and happy and everything is going well with her.”
A last-start winner of the Gr.3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m), Avantage will again be ridden by Opie Bosson and will jump from barrier five as she looks to add to her imposing record of seven wins from eight career starts.
Avantage currently shares favouritism for the event with Classique Legend at $4.60.