Wendy Roche has decided not to accept with star mare Nettoyer in this Saturday's George Main Stakes, opting to head straight into the Epsom Handicap in a fortnight's time over the same distance.
The Doncaster Handicap winner from earlier this year was the only horse not to accept from the 8 horses nominated, with the likes of Avilius and Verry Elleegant still set to dual in the $500,000 Group 1.
Trainer Wendy Roche has decided to take Nettoyer straight into the Group One Epsom at Randwick and isn’t running this weekend. Wanted to keep on the fresh side. Third up hopefully the Cox Plate.— Andrew Bensley (@AndrewBensley) September 16, 2020
The seven year old mare has only had two starts since that barnstorming upset on a quiet Covid-impacted Randwick on the first day of the Carnival. She was down the track in the Chelmsford Stakes last start and will be a month between runs when she hit's her target race, The Epsom Handicap, on October 3.
Nettoyer is currently rated a $26 chance with TAB in All In markets.