Keinbah trainer Roy Roots jnr hopes for a bold front-running effort from High Rolling in the group 3 Norms Daughter Stakes at Menangle Park on Saturday night before she goes for a well-earned rest.
High Rolling and Morisset trainer Mark Callaghan's Lovin Miss Daisy will strive for an upset over top picks Village Witch and Eye See Diamonds in the mares feature after last-start wins at Newcastle and Menangle respectively.
Root jnr said High Rolling, which has had eight wins from 21 starts since joining his stable, would have a six-week break after the run.
“She’s going really good and should be in the thick of things but Village Witch is going very well and will be hard to beat,” Roots jnr said.
He expected High Rolling to lead from gate six after finishing fourth with less aggressive tactics in the group 3 Adore Me Stakes three starts back.
“She’s very quick out of the gates and we will look to cross them,” he said.
“The last time we raced these in a group 3, Village Witch won after we handed up the lead to Eye See Diamonds. This time we will try to hold the lead but Village Witch might be a bit too good in the run home.”
At Newcastle Paceway on Saturday night, Roots jnr will chase a Menangle country series C3-C4 final spot with Glengarry Rose and Second Major.
“Both have been racing at Menangle so they are dropping back in grade,” he said.
“Glengarry Rose has the good draw in three and is a nice mare who has been stepping up. The other bloke needs a lot of speed in the race from a tricky draw."