Coyle’s split loyalties with his star mares
TRAINER Jason Coyle wishes he could be in two places at once when his star mares Siren's Fury and White Moss hunt for feature races wins in separate states on Saturday.
Siren's Fury is attempting to become the first dual winner of the Group 3 $180,000 Arrowfield Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) at the Scone stand-alone meeting on Saturday.
But her stablemate White Moss will be in Brisbane the same day racing for a breakthrough Group 1 win in the $800,000 Doomben 10,000 (1200m).
"I'm happy with both of them leading into the weekend so we will put them in cotton wool and get them to the races,'' Coyle said.
Siren's Fury is racing as well this autumn as she was 12 months ago when she won the Dark Jewel Classic by a half-length from Schism and Ghisoni, he said.
"I can't see why Siren's Fury can't go back-to-back at Scone,'' Coyle said.
"She won the (Group 3) Star Kingdom Stakes during the Sydney autumn carnival then last start she took on a quality Group 1 field (All Aged Stakes) and sectionally she was as good as anything in the race after being poleaxed at the start.''
The Dark Jewel Classic has attracted 25 entries, with the eight-race Scone program holding a bumper 206 nominations.
The Scone Cup meeting on Friday also has a huge entry with 211 nominations across eight races, including 27 for the Listed $180,000 Scone Cup (1600m), with Coyle's duo of Insensata and Salsonic entered.
White Moss was also in outstanding form during the Sydney autumn carnival, winning twice at Group 2 level in the Millie Fox Stakes and last start in the Sapphire Stakes.
"She deserves her chance at Group 1 level in the Doomben 10,000,'' Coyle said.
"Her only two blemishes this campaign were when she reared at the start, so that was a total forgive run, then when she wasn't entirely clear."
White Moss is at $34 in early Ladbrokes betting for the Doomben 10,000 behind favourite Nature Strip at $3.50.