Every week after producing a Hobartville Stakes upset with Brandenburg, John Sargent will search for a repeat with promising fillies Emeralds and Side Ratio within the Group One Encompass Stakes.
Brandenburg began double-figure odds when he claimed the scalps of a number of high-class three-year-olds within the Group Two Hobartville, together with Microphone and Castelvecchio.
Each Emeralds and Side Ratio may even be outsiders at Randwick on Saturday towards a top quality subject of fillies led by Funstar, Flit, Lyre, Kiamichi and New Zealand raider Probabeel.
Whereas Sargent is practical concerning the probabilities of pulling off boilover outcomes on successive weekends, he has not dominated serving up a repeat dose.
“You’d like to as a result of it’s a very sturdy subject,” Sargent mentioned.
“Emeralds has had the run so she might be match and able to go however she’s going to want quite a lot of luck within the run towards a couple of of that calibre.
“Side Ratio’s complete marketing campaign is being centred round successful the ATC Oaks so it is a kick off level for her.”
Emeralds resumed with a closing fifth to Flit within the Mild Fingers Stakes following a spring marketing campaign that culminated in the same putting behind the identical filly within the Thousand Guineas.
From a midfield draw on Saturday, Sargent hopes Ben Melham can place her inside placing distance.
“If she will get in and get a shade nearer so she will get at them earlier, she will certainly get residence sturdy,” Sargent mentioned.
“She jarred up within the Guineas at Caulfield final season. She likes the give within the monitor and she or he will get it this time of the yr in Sydney.”
Sargent resisted the temptation to pursue a VRC Oaks marketing campaign with Side Ratio within the spring, opting as a substitute to give attention to the Sydney basic.
A daughter of Declaration Of Struggle, the sire of Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare and Victoria Derby winner Warning, Side Ratio may discover her Encompass rivals too sharp over 1400m however Sargent expects her to emerge as a potent pressure over longer distances.
“I did not take her to the Oaks within the spring. It may be fairly exhausting on them at that age and quite a lot of them do not appear to return again within the autumn,” Sargent mentioned.
“So I shied away from that and she or he might be spot-on for this one in about six weeks time.
“She is as critical a staying filly as I’ve had.”
The coach mentioned Brandenburg had come by way of the Hobartville in very good order and remained on monitor for the Randwick Guineas on Saturday week with Rachel King retaining the trip.