Veteran trainer Peter Jolly reckons he knows the answer why he expects Morvada to fly under the radar at Flemington on Saturday.
“I think it might be me training, because I’m an old has been,” he said. “I’m not high profile.
“If (son) Richard was training him, he has a higher profile.
“They tend to forget about me, but I don’t mind that.”
Morvada will contest the Listed The Sofitel over 1400m and is coming off a superb second behind Sky Punch in the Leon Macdonald Stakes at Morphettville on August 29.
Dalasan was third and is rated a strong chance in the Group 1 Makybe Diva at Flemington, where he will clash with SA Derby winner Russian Camelot, the early favourite at his first run back from a spell.
“I rate Morvada a top chance, I think he is spot on,” Jolly said. “They are predicting rain and a good part of my bloke is he can handle the wet.”
Co-trainers Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas also have Extra Time at Flemington, as well as So You Can, which will take on Crown Mint, trained by Gordon Richards.
Richards will chase Group 2 success with classy sprinter Bold Star in the Bobby Lewis Quality over 1200m, while More Than Ever is among the runners in Melbourne for Angaston trainers Tony and Calvin McEvoy.
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