THERE haven’t been many majors which have eluded Emma Stewart during the past decade.
Australia’s most prolific Group One winner, Stewart has captured an incredible 61 top shelf events since her initial triumph with Mawarra Hatrick in the 2007 Vicbred Super Series Final at Moonee Valley.
Stewart’s tally breaks down to 59 for pacers and two for trotters.
One feature which has proven to be a thorn of sorts in Stewart’s side is the Queen Of The Pacific, which is set to be conducted at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday night.
With five winners in the field Stewart is set to dominate the $100,000 event.
Stewart’s ‘fab five’ includes $1.85 favourite Tell Me Tales, which will begin from the middle of the second row.
Winner of The Make Mine Cullen a fortnight ago, Tell Me Tales then finished third in last weekend’s Angelique Club Pace as her stablemate Berisari claimed the glory.
Also drawn the back line Berisari, which was runner-up behind Ameretto in last year’s edition, is the $3.90 second elect.
Delight Me at $9, Pistol Abbey on $41 and Frankincense which is paying $51 round out the crew.
Frankincense will begin from barrier two, with Delight Me drawn three and Pistol Abbey in gate four.
“Each of them are going well and can win with the right run,” Stewart said. “But that can be said for most of the mares in the race.
“Tell Me Tales and Berisari are rated as the better chances, but the draw makes their task difficult.
“It’s a pretty strong field and could very well come down to who gets the luck on the night.”