Leading trainer Gwenda Markwell is still eyeing off the Provincial Championships with Mandylion, but not before she attempts a smash and grab in Saturday's Coolmore Classic at Rosehill Gardens.
Mandylion was the first emergency in Sydney, but earned a spot in the elite Group 1 field after two scratchings on Friday.
The Nicconi mare has been previously untested at the top level, but Markwell is happy with how she has progressed this preparation.
"She is done well and is going good," Markwell said.
"You would have liked to probably see another run under her belt before she went into something like that and we want a wet track for her, but she looks good and is working good."
Mandylion is a $51 outsider in the Coolmore as she takes a significant step up from a last start sixth in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m).
Markwell plans to back the four-year-old up next week in the Kembla Grange qualifier for the Provincial Championships.
Mandylion won the same heat last year off a similar preparation
After finishing mid-field in the Kembla Grange Classic, she backed up eight days later to win at her home track.
Meanwhile, Markwell also has outside hope Fortification running in the Gosford qualifier of the Provincial Championships on Saturday evening. Keagan Latham will pilot the colt.
Markwell already has the favourite for the $500,000 decider, with Archedemus already qualified for the final after winning at Newcastle last week.