So You Think mare Realm Of Flowers is the first horse into the 2021 Melbourne Cup after a most emphatic victory in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes at Flemington.
A year exactly to the day since her last win (SA Fillies Classic in Adelaide), Realm Of Flowers underlined just how luckless she was in the Sydney Cup in March when she ran clear to record a near five-length blitz under jockey Mark Zahra.
Co-trainer Anthony Freedman said he felt Realm Of Flowers was the type of emerging young stayer that could impact in a Melbourne Cup.
Freedman said Realm Of Flowers was likely to winter in Queensland but would not have a spell.
Realm Of Flowers was luckless in the Sydney Cup before finishing on the heels of the placegetters and Freedman knows it might be the one that got away.