Jolie's Shinju confirmed for Melbourne Spring
Outstanding Singapore Derby winner Jolie’s Shinju is a confirmed entry for the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.
The four-year-old mare has taken all before her in recent months and her five-length Derby romp earlier this month was enough to convince connections a crack at some of the Spring racing carnival’s biggest races was a realistic aim.
Nominations for the big three spring features will be released next Tuesday.
Meanwhile at Goodwood in the UK on Friday, Luca Cumani’s Basaltico will run in the Group Three Glorious Stakes (2400m).
Basaltico may yet be a suitable spring carnival substitute for stablemate and last year’s Melbourne Cup runner-up Bauer who suffered a career-threatening tendon injury two weeks ago.