Trainer Sharon Taylor should be playing the Stevie Wonder song My Cherie Amour to her filly, Cherie Amour. and punters may well be singing it after the first race at Belmont on Saturday, July 14.
In a very open race Cherie Amour may improve on her debut second to Songburg a fortnight ago.
The pair clash again and while Songburg was an impressive one length winner on that occasion, after being fourth on the turn, she meets Cherie Amour on 2kg worse terms than at that clash.
Angry Squatter and Detection will also have support.
Angry Squatter was a winner two starts ago before being sixth behind Karaka Diamond (also engaged in this race) after being held up for a run in the straight.
Detection is resuming after racing in stronger company last campaign and was an Ascot winner before finishing sixth, in stronger company, behind Luke’s Luck on March 31.
Under rated trainer Brendon Fitzgerald has last start winner Numerous Secrets racing in good form and race three should see a keen battle between him, Frenchman and Raucous Laughter.
Frenchman, trying for a hat-trick of wins last start, narrowly went down to The Corporation but kept on coming and meets that galloper again but on better weight terms than previously with only 1kg separating them rather than 2.5kg previously.
The Corporation was a surprise leader and winner last start and it will be interesting to see apprentice Jordan Mallyon’s tactics in this race over the 1600m journey.
Ghostly grey mare, Silver Omen has her wins well spaced but the consistent mare impressed first-up from a spell when finishing fourth, running on, behind Morning Mist and she should be prominent in the fifth race.
Silver Omen has had 5 wins, (the last in February), plus 10 seconds and 10 thirds in her 59 start career and represents some value ($8) in this race where Miss Dandy will start favourite, ahead of Sky Magic.
The other ghostly grey, Even Astar, has not been racing up to her best form and will have to improve to be a contender in the same race, although she is being kept safe by bookies at about $5.50.