The Darren Weir trained Wealth Princess took out her second Group 3 $150,000 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) (F&M) at Doomben today in easy fashion.
Wealth Princess was in Brisbane two years ago and looked to have a bright future winning the Glenlogan before going on to finish second to Melito in the Winters Stakes which is now known as the Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara which she will be targeting again.
But the six year old mare broke down badly, injuring a tendon and was out of action for almost two years.
She returned to racing at Warrnambool on May 2 after a lot of hard work from Weir and now she is on target for the 1400m Group 1 $500,000 fillies and mare race at Eagle Farm on June 23.
Jockey Michael Walker gave Wealth Princess a beautiful run in third and fourth spot just behind the leaders and once he pulled her out to the middle of the track, she was always going to win.
“There was no speed on paper. Everything’s been winning on the speed today. The horse she beat, Sophie’s Spirit is a very good horse, she had an easy lead and I had to come off her back,” Walker said.
“Credit has to go to Darren Weir and the staff. She’s had injury after injury. It’s been two years since I won this race and all credit to Darren.”
Walker said the mare didn’t show any signs of her injury now and describes her as his favourite horse and hopes to win more races over the carnival.
Wealth Princess was sent out the $2.50 favourite with runner up Sophie’s Spirit at $6.