Kembla trainer Louise Deans early target for promising filly Musume is next months Wagga carnival but shes hoping for a first-up win in the Robert Oatley Wines Handicap (1300m) at Hawkesbury on Tuesday.
The $40,000 Queen Of The South (1400m) is the race Dean has in mind and longer term she could be a late Queensland carnival and even a 2020 Provincial Championships contender. Such is the high opinion Dean has of the three-year-old, who won her maiden at Kembla Grange in January.
“I decided win, lose or draw after Kembla she was going for a break. Shes still growing and shed done a good job, Dean said. “As it happened she did win and she went out on a good note.
Before her maiden win, Musume stretched Cossetot at Hawkesbury over 1300m. Since then the Godolphin gelding has recorded a Listed win, three Group 2 placings and contested the Group 1 Australian Derby. Musume hasnt had an official trial before Tuesday's race, which Dean said was normal for her team.
“Id rather race them fit and shes probably 98 per cent fit, she said. “Shes done plenty of work and the fellow who rides her work came back this morning and said, Thank God shes racing Tuesday because shes jumping out of her skin.
Adam Hyeronimus has ridden the filly in her last two sRead More – Source