Big changes to 3YO Ruby
Aldebaran Floss and Wanna Play With Me, who quinellaed the New Zealand Trotting Oaks at Addington, are out of the Harness Jewels.
Both have been withdrawn from the 3YO Ruby.
The Hayden Cullen-trained Wanna Play With Me was ranked second, while Alderbaran Floss was fifth.
Wanna Play With Me has won five from 15 but in her three runs since finishing second to Aldebaran Floss in the Oaks in March has not finished higher than sixth.
Aldebaran Floss trainer Murray Alfeld says his horse was “tired ….she has done a lot.”
So the decision was made to by-pass the Jewels and let her spell for a couple of months.
Five Wise Men is a runaway leader of the Ruby. The Craig and Aimee-trained son of Muscle Hill has won his last seven starts and has banked a whopping $179,469 for the season.
Time Up The Hill, Son Of Patrick and Leaf Stride are ranked second, third and fourth.
The top 12 in each category will make the nine $100,000 Group Ones at Cambridge Raceway on Sunday June 6.
The defections of Aldebaran Floss and Wanna Play With Me have seen Maui and Paramount Princess creep up the leaderboard to be 11th and 12th , with 12 days and 10 meetings left until the qualification period closes on May 23.