A look at the Group One Coolmore Classic
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COOLMORE CLASSIC

Run at Rosehill over 1500m, $600,000, quality handicap, fillies & mares three-years-old and over

HISTORY

* First run in 1973 when won by Miss Personality

* Registered race name T A D Kennedy Stakes.

NOTABLE WINNERS

* Emancipation (1984); Bounding Away (1987); Sunline (2000 & 2002); Tuesday Joy (2007)

TALKING POINTS

* The late Max Lees trained five winners - Satin Sand (1986), Quicksilver Cindy (1991), Flitter (1995), Chlorophyll (1996) and Shindig (1998).

* His son Kris will be aiming for his first win with three runners - Invincible Gem, Princess Posh and El Dorado Dreaming.

* Daysee Doom is aiming to be the first horse to go back-to-back.

* Ron Quinton trains Daysee Doom and he has also prepared Ofcourseican (2012) and Peeping (2016) to win the race.

* Gai Waterhouse, who now trains in partnership with Adrian Bott, will try to equal Max Lees' record with Alassio. Her past winners are Assertive Lass (1997), Bollinger (2003), Shamekha (2004) and Tuesday Joy (2007).

WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS ARE SAYING:

* "They're all drawn off the track but if the rain comes, who knows? They might not be bad draws" - Kris Lees on his three chances.

* "Her work has been absolutely A-1, she's tightened right up and she's right where we want her to be heading into a Group One" - Richard Laming on Jamaican Rain.

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