Amelie’s Star

Amelie’s Star

Horse name: Amelie’s Star

Age: 6

Sex: Mare

Trainer: Darren Weir

Owner: P Hodgens & Mrs Y Hodgens

Country: Australia

Attempt?: Unclear on Melbourne Cup, another Caulfield Cup hope.

Handicap: 51kgs

Formline: PB Lawrence into Memsie Stakes

Distance Query?: Unsure

Path?: Melbourne Spring

Likes wet?: Goes well on both.

Notes: Amelie’s Star is a lightly-raced mare considering she’s six, with only 14 starts to her name. She missed 18-months through injury, missing the entire 2016 calendar year.

Before her injury she won four straight, from a maiden at Hawkesbury through to a Group 3 over 2400m at Rosehill. Returning to the track for autumn 2017, she grabbed the Group 2 Queen Of The South over 1600m, and was fourth in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m).

She resumed ok in the PB Lawrence and then bounced up in the Heatherlie Stakes to grab third in a close photo, running gamely down the outside with the third-fastest last 200m.

She’s a good mare, and along with Single Gaze, flies the flag for the fairer sex. She could be another lightweight chance in a Cup handicap, but will need to keep going through the grades. Sire Testa Rossa isn’t known for his staying progeny but Zabeel is the dam sire, so we’ll see!