Olive chasing Highway victory

Group 1 winning trainer Nick Olive is chasing his first Highway Handicap win with in-form Murrmaid

The 3yo filly is primed for her third win in a row, after saluting twice in Canberra.  One on the turf and the other on the Acton synthetic

“She is a nice filly and have only had her for the two runs and I really like her” Olive said. “She has worked well during the week and I think she will appreciate the step up to 1500m”

With Brock Ryan on board and a previous win with the filly, she has drawn Barrier 3 at Rosehill but the test is to see if she handles the Heavy 9 track.

Olive’s Group 1 winning mare and recent Group 2 P J O’Shea Stakes winner Single Gaze has gone for a spell and will enjoy the Queensland Winter ahead of her next preparation for the Caulfield Cup in the Spring.

Canberra’s other hopes for the Highway Handicap include Trying, trained by Norm Gardner and Out of the Night, trained by the Dryden/Collings team.