Baker happy with Lizzie L'Amour

20 Sep 2017

Group One-winning Zabeel mare Lizzie L’Amour will need a little luck on her side if she is to join her stablemates Bonneval and Jon Snow in the Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) field next month.

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained stayer is currently ranked 41st in the order of entry but Baker is not overly concerned at her low standing at this stage.

“It’s early days,” he said.

“They drop out a lot, so we’ll just wait and see what happens.”

There are 12 international runners ahead of Lizzie L’Amour in the order of entry, however six of those failed to enter quarantine in England or Ireland last week.

Early indications are that only five internationals rated ahead of Lizzie L’Amour – Admire Deus, Francis of Assisi, Steel of Madrid, Johannes Vermeer and Marmelo – are likely to take their place in the $A3 million feature.

Lizzie L’Amour disappointed when finishing seventh in the Gr.2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m), but was subsequently found to have suffered an atrial fibrillation.

“She’s been good as gold since,” Baker said. “She’s had a jump out and has passed everything. We just left it to the vet to treat her, she’s righted herself and everything is okay.” - NZ Racing Desk