Smith, who loved his finest season in 2019-20, profitable almost $four million in prizemoney for his connections together with two group 1s with Fierce Impression, has recognized Caulfield as the perfect observe for Miss Siska, the place she received back-to-back races within the autumn.
The $1 million Caulfield Stakes shapes because the defining race for Miss Siska. Final yr, Cape Of Good Hope received the $600,000 prime prize to earn a Cox Plate berth and Smith is hoping his new secure star can do the identical.
“That’ll be the fork within the highway, if you already know what I imply,” Smith stated of the Caulfield Stakes.
“Notably as a result of she’s been so good at Caulfield, that is the race I might wish to have a crack at.
“If she goes to that race and was to run properly, then we’d go in a specific route. If she finds that race a bit robust, we’ll go in one other route.”
Group 2 races just like the Matriarch and the Sandown Basic, each of which Miss Siska ran second in final spring, would additionally show worthy targets.
“She was spelling right here in NSW and the house owners determined to depart her right here with the view of giving her a preparation in Sydney and that is how she discovered her manner into my secure,” Smith stated.
“I’ve identified the house owners for so long as I have been in Sydney; I’ve identified them properly they usually gave me a name and stated, ‘Why do not you’re taking her on for a prep and see how she comes up’.
“She’s a cultured horse, excellent horse. I am delighted to have a chance to arrange her this preparation.”
In the meantime, Fierce Impression is a probable starter within the Cox Plate, having received the Toorak and the Cantala final preparation. The son of Deep Impression will kick off within the Winx Stakes in Sydney earlier than a Melbourne marketing campaign, beginning within the Makybe Diva Stakes.
“We’ll should quarantine workers and all types of stuff however we have mapped out a plan,” he stated.
“Fierce Impression can have one run right here within the Winx after which come right down to Melbourne in order quickly as we get that run out of the way in which we’ll get our workers in quarantine and get him right down to Melbourne and he’ll have to remain down there.”
Damien Ractliffe is the Chief Racing Reporter for The Age.