House Of Cartier, who has shown a solid level of form since moving across the Tasman from Nigel Tiley to John Sargent, will take her place in Saturday’s Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville.
The Alamosa filly ran sixth in the Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) before winning over 2000 metres at Hawkesbury and finishing a luckless fifth in the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m).
“She has got a bit of quality, she is definitely up there with my other Oaks winners,” Sargent said.
“I would be very surprised if she wasn’t very hard to beat when you look at the quality of the field on Saturday. She might back-up in the Derby the following week.”