After a sparkling exhibition gallop at Randwick on the Kensington Course last Saturday the Anthony Cummings trained Libertini has opened as the $1.90 favourite for the $200,000, Group 2 Darley Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) on the Course Proper on Saturday.
Libertini worked with her Group 1 winning stablemate Prince Fawaz over 800m with the pair finishing on even terms after Prince Fawaz had led out under Nash Rawiller.
Tommy Berry allowed Libertini more rein to level with the Fastnet Rock colt ahead in the straight picking up the 2L margin quickly. Libertini went ahead for a stride with Prince Fawaz then coming back with ease for the two to go to the line together. The margin was officially a head to the filly.
“I think both of them worked really well and they are certainly on track for the plans we have got for them,” said Cummings after the gallop.
The I Am Invincible filly raced three times over the autumn. She was second to last Saturday's impressive Caulfield winner Bivouac in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes over 1100m on April 6th and then two wins followed. The last was in the listed Woodlands Stakes over 1100m at Scone on May 11th.
The TAB.com.au All In market has Flit next at $6.00, Kiamichi and Tenley at $8.00, Let It Pour at $11.00 and Athiri, Lucicello, Pretty Brazen and Villami at $15.00. The rest are at $26.00 and over.
The Randwick track is rated a Good 4 on Monday after 9mm of irrigation over the last seven days. The rail will be out 4m for the entire circuit.
Sydney’s weather this week is partly cloudy through to Friday with temperatures from 20c to 21c. Saturday is forecast to be mostly sunny with 8c – 23c.
Libertini and Tommy Berry at Randwick last Saturday, picture Sportpix.com.au