Sumakaray a second fave at Caulfield

SUMAKARAY has been installed as second favourite for Saturday’s $120,000 Doveton Stakes (1000 metres) at Caulfield.

The four-year-old mare is a $5 chance for Wodonga trainer Brian Cox in early TAB Fixed Odds markets released yesterday.

Loveyamadly is the $3 favourite for Caulfield trainer Mick Price who claimed his first Wodonga Gold Cup victory with Stratigraphy on Sunday.

Sumakaray won first-up at Benalla in October and has proven to be ultra competitive in listed and group company over the Melbourne spring carnival with two minor placings and a fourth from her past three starts.

Kiwi jockey Michael Walker replaces Steven Arnold in the saddle.

Walker has missed the past two rides on Sumakaray through suspension and has partnered the mare in two of her five career victories.

Sumakaray drops sharply in the weights to 54 kilograms after running third at her most recent start at Moonee Valley when carrying top-weight of 60 kilograms.

A $5500 purchase at the 2011 Inglis Autumn Sales, Sumakaray now has career earnings of almost $190,000 from five wins and two minor placings from 13 starts.

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