Promising filly Kiss The Breeze will be looking to start her Magic Millions campaign on a winning note when she lines up in the TABtouch Plate (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday.
The Star Witness filly produced a tough performance on debut at Belmont last September, when she held off Platoon to record a half-length victory.
The two-year-old, owned by Electra Bloodstock and trained by Adam Durrant, then returned with an encouraging 950m trial win at Lark Hill on January 15, going to the line under a strong hold from William Pike.
Pike retains the ride this Saturday, where Kiss The Breeze has drawn barrier one for the first-up assignment in the field of 14, which includes last start Ascot winner Ngawi.
Electra Bloodstock syndicate manager James Christie said he was pleased by the filly’s trial and preparations for her first-up run.
“It was a lovely soft trial,” he said.
“She wasn’t asked to do too much, and she has come through it well.
“She is jumping out of her skin, and is ready for Saturday and ready for a big campaign.
“It looks like a nice race first-up going into the two-year-old feature races.”
There are six debutants in the 1100m event, while Paul Jordan’s Carolina Reaper joins Kiss The Breeze as the only other winner in the field.
Rebow is the second of Electra Bloodstock’s runners on the day, when he lines up in the Vale Dennis Williams Maiden (1400m).
The former Victorian, trained by Daniel and Ben Pearce produced an encouraging performance on his WA debut, when he finished second to You Am I at Bunbury on December 29.
The four-year-old has drawn barrier seven for his second-up run in Perth, and Christie said he expected an improved showing in the galloper’s second start in the state.
“We bought him to run over a mile,” he said.
“He ran less than a length behind You Am I, who has franked that form on a Saturday.
“I expect him to be very hard to beat.”
Christie said three-year-old Everymile A Memory would be aimed towards staying features later this season.
“She hasn’t matured physically yet,” he said.
“She is more likely to go to the Belmont Oaks than the WA Oaks, but she will race over 1600m next Saturday, and we will have more of an idea after that.”