While most eyes in the Anthony Cummings stable will be focused on the preparations for the Golden Rose this Saturday, Timeform's Gary Crispe looks to another of their mares, Hannah Jane, as she contests the Hawkesbury R.C. Motel Benchmark 65 handicap over six furlongs today.
Resuming in the last race on the card at Hawkesbury, Hannah Jane, the daughter of Anabaa, has proven very promising in her short career, having only missed the money twice in her seven starts to date.
Dropping back to provincial company for the first time since scoring by three-lengths on debut at Gosford, the lightly-raced four-year-old looked very impressive in her recent trial, finishing just a head off subsequent Concorde Stakes winner Tiger Tees.
Although she has been allotted the top weight of 60kg, this is also the first time she has raced against her own sex, and with form-lines around the likes of Dee'N'Gee, Not A Dancer and Star of Helicon, she still appears very well-placed.
From the outside stall expect Robl to push forward and sit just off the speed with likely leaders Drop of Magic and Actrice ensuring a good solid tempo up front.
The Guy Walter trained Lightens also resumes in this and shapes as one of the leading contenders.
Failing to run out the trip in the Group 1 Australian Oaks prior to a spell, the daughter of Viscount appears well-placed dropping back to provincial company. Her first-up record reads well for this, however, her recent trial was a shade disappointing and she may find the 1200m a bit short this time around.
Expect Quinn to have her positioned up mid-field from the rails draw and if forward enough she should be working home strongly.
Locally trained galloper Reiby Regina resumed in good order last start, finishing mid-field in tougher company at a mid-week Metropolitan meeting at Wyong.
Finishing sixth in the race, the Jason Attard-galloper was only beaten two-and-a-half lengths and was not fully tested over the concluding stages when swamped on the outside by Carve 'Em Up.
She appears well weighted with 57.5kg on her back and from the good draw Quinn should be able to sit her up just off the speed where with her fitness edge she could prove the better of the likely favourites.
Gary's 1.2.3 Best Bets @ Betfair
(1) Hannah Jane
(3) Reilby Regina