Wagga trainer Gary Colvin believes Saturday's $17,000 Griffith Cup is a wide open affair as he takes an unlikely two-pronged attack to the race.
Colvin's Bravado Lass and Mahsinger are both better suited over at least a mile rather than the 1350m Griffith feature.
The two mares go in second up after going around as 100-1 chances in a high-quality $35,000 Ian Reid Sprint (1200m) at Wagga last start.
"Bravado Lass, she can sprint pretty well fresh. She had a nice hit out (sixth) in the big race, the Ian Reid," Colvin said.
"I'm just hoping she can put it together. It's a pretty open race. I think anyone can win it."
Bravado Lass is chasing her eighth career win at her 64th start. Her last success was over a mile at Tumut in January this year.
"She's a nine-year-old but you'd think she was a two-year-old the way she gets around the stable," Colvin said.
Mahsinger had two wins early this year but both were over 2000m. Colvin thinks she's the lesser of his two hopes but wouldn't rule her out if the pace is on and she can get home.
Wagga jockey Nick Heywood has the ride on Canberra sprinter Eurosay, which has had two wins this campaign. The Todd Smart-trained chestnut won at Wagga in July and Canberra in August and is coming off a fifth in a benchmark 75 at Queanbeyan late last month.
Heywood and Colvin will team up with last-start winner Carnival Miss in the Griffith Bearings Class 1 (1350m).
"She was a good win at Wagga (over 1200m two weeks ago) and was heading to Gundagai (last weekend) until it got called off," Colvin said.
"I put her in at Griffith and she's done very well after her run so we hope she can go good."
The Colvin stable has had four wins in 14 starts since the start of August.
There are six races on the card at Griffith, which will proceed without crowds due to the late notice that the lockdown will lift.
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