The imported mare Lighthouse will look to extend her local winning streak to four in Saturday’s Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington.
The US-bred mare Lighthouse is likely the starting favorite for her attempt to go undefeated in Australia in Saturday’s Chester Manifold Stakes.
Lighthouse has won all three starts, all at Benchmark 64 level, for top Victorian coaches Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.
The five-year-old will continue her first black guy victory in the Chester Manifold Stakes, but she placed at Level 3 in Santa Anita.
Lighthouse is one of 15 entries for the $ 160,000 Chester Manifold Stakes, which will take place for the first time on New Years Day.
Maher and Eustace also entered the Yulong January practice while Simon Zahra entered Age Of Chivalry, which won Group 3 on the Flemington 1400m course at the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The $ 200,000 Bagot Handicap (2,800m) also drew 15 nominations, including the latest Pakenham Cup winner Smokin ‘Romans.
Sandown Cup winner Dragon Storm is also entered for the traditional New Years function, along with the up-and-coming Stays Seawhatyouthink and Tigertiger.
Tralee Rose won the Bagot Handicap of seven lengths last year before winning the Geelong Cup and finishing ninth in the Melbourne Cup in the spring.
Originally posted as the American Lighthouse mare chasing the Melbourne black guy victory in the Chester Manifold Stakes