|The Paul Perry trained
youngster Choisir, who was an unlucky runner-up to Athelnoth last Saturday, looks set to
start one of the favourites in the $610,000 Inglis Classic in Sydney on Saturday.
A $55,000 purchase last year, Choisir a son of Danehill Dancer was
away sluggishly last weekend and then the rider had difficulties after his saddle shifted
during the race.
The colt is currently quoted at 2/1, just behind the Lee
Freedman trained unbeaten youngster Pillaging who is marked a 6/4 favourite in a market
from Colin Tidy.
Mukareena, the horse who boxed on strongly to finish a game
second to Pillaging at big odds last start, is the third pick according to Tidy at 8/1.
The Gai Waterhouse trained Fairy Brightia, who chased home
a smart one last time out is marked at 12/1.
Meanwhile, Maryann Thexton unveiled a last minute Classic
contender at Caloundra in Queensland on Sunday. Her gelding Planagram, a $37,500 son of
Spartacus, thrashed his rivals by over five lengths. He is due to arrive in Sydney later
this week and is assured of a start.
Colin Tidy's market for the 2002 Inglis Classic
Fairy Brightia 12-1
Al Megdam 16-1
Hairy McLairy 20-1
others, 25-1 and over