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Jockey Daniel Staeck has picked up the ride on Perth Cup winner Talent Show for her interstate debut in Saturday's Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) at Morphettville.

Staeck will fly from Melbourne to Adelaide for the ride after teaming up with Perth Cup runner-up Mr Moet at his past two starts at Caulfield.

Mr Moet ran a close-up second to Foreteller in last Saturday's Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield.

Jarrad Noske, who piloted Talent Show to her upset Perth Cup (2400m) victory on New Year's Day, is serving a careless riding suspension. He returns in time for Talent Show's main target, the $400,000 Adelaide Cup (3200m) at Morphettville on March 11.

Talent Show arrived safely in Goolwa, about 90 minutes' drive south of Adelaide, yesterday after travelling three days by road from trainer Graeme Ballantyne's Karnup stables.

Ballantyne broke up the trip with regular pit stops and overnight stays to minimise any harm to the mare. "It was a long drive but she's actually travelled pretty well," Ballantyne said.

"We also brought over Gingervate for company.

"She'll go around on Saturday and hopefully that will bring her on in fitness for the cup."

Talent Show resumed with a fast-finishing fifth behind Trustee Brown in last Saturday week's Detonator Stakes (1800m) at Ascot when carrying the 60kg topweight.

"She went really well, especially carrying that sort of weight," Ballantyne said.

"I couldn't have been happier and she went better than I expected."

Talent Show is one of 17 nominations for the Lord Reims Stakes, a set-weights and penalties race.

She shares the top rating of the entrants of 100 with Titch, who won the Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) at Ellerslie in 2011.

WA stayer Guyno won the Lord Reims Stakes in 2011 before running ninth in the Adelaide Cup.

·Racing Victoria stewards will resume their inquiry today into the conduct of trainer Adam Durrant before Mr Moet raced at Caulfield on Saturday.

·Top interstate trainers David Hayes, Peter Moody, Anthony Cummings and Anthony Freedman headline nominations received by Racing and Wagering WA yesterday for the Ascot autumn carnival.

Hayes has eight entries for the Karrakatta Plate, including last-start winner Mount Zero.

He has 10 in the WATC Derby and five in the WA Oaks, including Alzora, who won the Group 3 The Vanity at Flemington at her last start, and Tasmanian Oaks winner Global Balance.

The Karrakatta Plate and WA Oaks are run on April 6 with the WATC Derby a fortnight later.

"She'll go around on Saturday and hopefully that will bring her on in fitness for the cup.""Trainer *Graeme Ballantyne *

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