Griffiths fillies set to dominate
Trainer Robbie Griffiths believes he holds the key to the Spotless Handicap with Flourishing and unbeaten filly Act Of Faith.
“I think I am in a good position with both fillies at Flemington on Saturday,” Griffiths said.
“There is not much between them and I think they will both run well.”
A three-year-old daughter of Keep The Faith, Act Of Faith is still untapped after winning her only two starts at Warrnambool and Moonee Valley.
On both occasions she scored in photo finishes and Griffiths likes her tenacity and the way she attacks the line.
“It is pretty hard to assess her,” Griffiths said.
“We don’t know her negatives because she is unbeaten and often horses like her, with the type of hunger she has for the line, raise the bar again and just keep winning.”
By Not a Single Doubt, Flourishing has more experience than Act Of Faith having raced four times and she was ultra impressive winning her maiden at Werribee last Saturday by five lengths.
“She was brilliant at Werribee,” Griffiths said.
“She is very, very promising and she has given me no reason to think she won’t back up this week.
“She hasn’t got the picket fence (two wins in a row) like Act Of Faith and she gets in three kilos better at the weights for that.”
Glen Boss will ride Flourishing while Ryan Maloney retains the ride on Act Of Faith after winning on her at both runs.
“I think I hold the key to the race,” Griffiths said.
“They are very similar horses and if they got into a ding-dong battle with each other you would probably say that Flourishing might have edge only because of the weight difference.”