ALOISIA PRIMED FOR TRISTARC

Group One winner Aloisia will be looking to recapture her form of last spring when she lines-up in the Gr.2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

The daughter of Azamour won the Gr.1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) and Gr.2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) last season, but hasn’t recorded a victory since then.

“You can pretty much put a pen through all of them (autumn runs) except for the Vinery (where she finished third),” trainer Ciaron Maher said.

“She had a bit of a torrid time with barriers and just ended up in the wrong position.”

Maher was pleased with her fresh-up unplaced run in the Gr.2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) at Flemington earlier this month and believes she should be right in the reckoning on Saturday.

“It was very nice,” he said. “I think she has really come on and she has really brightened up in the coat and her work was nice today. If she sits a bit closer she should finish in the money.

“We have kept her really fresh this time around. Her aim is the Myer (Gr.1, 1600m). She ran really well first-up and I think she has improved. So she is on the right track.”

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