Trainer Henry Dwyer (Image: Racing Photos)
Henry Dwyer reckons progressive stayer Repetiteur is over the odds, but whether she is good enough to end the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott dominance of the VRC St Leger (2800m) is a different story.
Repetiteur is rated a $151 chance with BetEasy for Saturday's $160,000 Listed race, while Waterhouse and Bott have won four of the past seven St Legers.
This year they saddle up $6 second favourite Sacramento, who has drawn barrier four for Ben Melham.
Repetiteur, who will jump from barrier 14 with Jake Noonan on board, turned her form around at Bendigo last start, finishing second over 2400m after being beaten by a combined margin of 21 lengths at her first two starts this preparation.
When asked if Repetiteur could spoil the party this year, Dwyer said: "With our 150-1 chance, Repetiteur? Probably not.
"But these staying fillies don't get too many options to race for black type and I honestly think she's well over the odds.
"Her first two runs this preparation she needed the runs and she wasn't really that switched on to it all. We took her last time to the races thinking she would improve a lot with the winkers going on and out to 2400m and she did.
"I think the 2800m is even more suitable for her. If you just take her last run in isolation she probably goes in as a 30-1 chance.
"I know she will stay the trip, which some of them won't. I know she has got some ability, which most in the race have some ability.
"I honestly think she's better than a 150-1 chance."
Regardsmaree will also represent the stable at Flemington, contesting the $108,000 Auckland Racing Club Trophy (1400m).
The three-year-old son of So You Think was tough when on pace last start at Caulfield and Dwyer is expecting another bold performance again on Saturday.
Regan Bayliss will ride from barrier seven.
"I think the other day he got to the front and floated a little bit. He's a bit of a goose and only does what he has to," Dwyer said.
"It's a harder race on Saturday. I think Flemington suits him, we will put him on pace and it doesn't look like there's a lot of pace.
"He's going to run well again."
Night Express will also get her chance of adding black type in the $100,000 Listed H.C. Nitschke Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville Parks.
Talented apprentice Lachlan Neindorf rides from barrier one, which Dwyer hopes will allow him to use Night Express' gate speed.
"She's in great order," Dwyer said.