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Amelia’s Jewel Stamps Quokka Favouritism

Superstar filly Amelia’s Jewel once again pressed her claims to be Australia’s best three-year-old filly when dominating the Group 3 Roma Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

The Simon Miller-trained filly was dominant in her return over 1100m, defeating Red Can Man by a length.

It was a brilliant return by Amelia’s Jewel after she was last seen winning the Group 1 Northerly Stakes over 1800m in December.

$2.50 favourite for the inaugural running of the $4 million The Quokka in a fortnight’s time, she is the most exciting horse Western Australia has seen since Arcadia Queen made her way to Sydney in 2019.

There is little doubt she is the best horse in Western Australia, so it is up to the eastern raiders to knock her off.

Steve Wolfe, trainer of Roma Cup runner-up Red Can Man, didn’t mince his words about the challenges facing her opposition.

“The only thing that beats her (Amelia’s Jewel) is bad luck and if I had one in Melbourne coming over, I would leave it there,” Wolfe said on Sky Thoroughbred Central following the race.

“She is the best filly in Australia.”

With Amelia’s Jewel $2.50 favourite with TAB, Group 1 winners Uncommon James ($3.50) and Bella Nipotina ($6) are seen as the main dangers.

The pair both come off last start Group 1 placings and will provide a great direct form line to the eastern sprinters.

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