Impressive Fernhill Handicap winner Veuvelicious will back up in Saturday’s Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick.
The Victorian filly has pulled up well from her win in the Fernhill, and trainer Brent Stanley is confident the daughter of Northern Meteor will be even better in the Champagne.
“She was very bright (on Sunday) and you wouldn’t have known she had been around. The plan has been to get her to the Champagne and it hasn’t changed.,” Stanley told Fairfax.
“We wanted to get Saturday out of the way, but I was very confident she would win like she did and I think it will only help going to the mile again on the back-up this week.”
Sire’s Produce winner Peggy Jean will be one of three runners for trainer Gerald Ryan, with Lucky Racquie and Bachman also set to run.