The Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) has attracted a strong field of 11 mares vying for the $200,000 on offer at Caulfield on Saturday afternoon.
All eyes will be on champion jockey Damien Oliver, who will have his final ride in Victoria aboard Queen Of The Ball (+220) in the How Now Stakes.
Queen of The Ball, the last start Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m) winner, will look to add a third win at 1200m from eight attempts.
A winner of four Group 3 races, Queen of The Ball will be looking to hand Oliver a fourth win in the race after partnering Sister Madly (2011), Secret Agenda (2016) and Zapateo (2022) to success in recent years.
Heading the market with online bookmakers, She Dances (+190) is hunting a third straight win following success in the Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes (1200m) and Listed Chautauqua Stakes (1200m).
She Dances will once again be partnered by Linda Meech from barrier nine, with the pair having combined for five wins from nine starts.
Rose Quartz (+380) is the only other runner at a single figure quote ahead of the How Now Stakes.
The Grahame Begg-trained mare needs to overcome a 3.75 length defeat to Queen Of The Ball and a 1.25 length defeat to She Dances in the Northwood Plume Stakes.
The How Now Stakes brings the 10-race meeting at Caulfield to a close on Saturday, with the race set to jump at 5:40pm AEDT.
How Now Stakes 2023 Final Field