Cup start remains live for Lizzie L'Amour

10 Oct 2017

Group One-winning Zabeel mare Lizzie L'Amour remains in contention for a start in the Gr.1 Caulfield Stakes.

Along with Saturday's A$1 million 2000m race, Lizzie L'Amour has also been nominated for Sunday's Listed Cranbourne Cup (2025m) as connections try to boost her chances to secure a Caulfield Cup start.

Lizzie L'Amour was equal 30th in the latest ballot order for Saturday's week's $3 million handicap on the eve of second acceptances on Tuesday.

A Group One winner in New Zealand, Lizzie L'Amour weakened out of the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes first-up and was found to have suffered atrial fibrillation.

She returned to Moonee Valley for the Stocks Stakes (1600m) and was a luckless runner, charging home for sixth.

"She's probably still under-rated unfortunately," co-trainer Andrew Forsman said.

"She hasn't had a fair chance to prove herself so hopefully she gets a crack at it on the weekend. We'd like to get her there (Caulfield Cup), so it's just whether she can get in."

Forsman said the Cranbourne Cup might be the easier race to win to boost her hopes and he and training partner Murray Baker would weigh up the options.

"Hopefully we pull the right rein and pick the right race for her because she is going very well," Forsman said. - NZ Racing Desk