Two-year-old filly Gee Gee Goldenlass has a lot to live up to, being a half sister to all-time great Geegees Blackflash, but she could take a step in the right direction at Mowbray on Wednesday night.
The Stuart Gandy-trained youngster looks a leading contender for the first feature two-year-old race of the season, the $30,000 Alexandra Plate.
Although she could finish only fifth at her race debut three weeks ago, Gee Gee Goldenlass was finishing stronger than any other runner over the hectic 800m course.
She looks ideally suited by the step up to 1120m and has the services of Troy Baker, fresh from a winning double at the same track on Saturday afternoon.
Gee Gee Goldenlass, who is also a full sister to former top mare Geegees Goldengirl, is raced by Paul and Elizabeth Geard who have had eight winners with their Gee Gee team at the past four meetings.
They have three other runners in the Alexandra Plate.
First-starter Gee Gee Can Win was runner-up to the promising Vivilici in his only trial; Gee Gees Teardrop was caught wide at his only start when favourite; and Gee Gee Josie missed the start at her debut then showed a lot of pace before tiring.
Debut winner Le Cadeau is the likely favourite for Spreyton trainer Leanne Gaffney but has drawn the outside gate and is up 320m in distance.
Cressy trainer Cameron Thompson will be looking for an upset win with first-starter Fun N Frolic after scratching impressive trial winner Kohima who would have been pressing for favourtism.
A win would be a welcome tonic for Thompson who received some nasty injuries when kicked by a horse late last week.
He sustained broken ribs, a bruised lung and small bleed on his liver.
Fun N Frolic has been unplaced in her three trials but is certainly bred to go as a two-year-old.
She is out of former quality racemare Frolicked who won her first two starts including the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and ran fourth in an open two-year-old handicap at Caulfield.
Vivilici is also bred to run as a two-year-old.
The Adam Trinder-trained Needs Further filly is out of Why For who won her only start as a juvenile on a heavy track at Mowbray.
Why For went on to win another seven races up to 1800m and ran second in the 2008 Tasmanian Oaks.