Mornington trainer David Brideoake is looking forward to stepping his Group 1 winning filly Princess Jenni up to 2200m in the Group 1 $500,000 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks at Doomben on Saturday.
Princess Jenni secured a hat trick of wins with her strong victory in the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on May 4 and now sits at the top of the Queensland Oaks market order at $3.40 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
Brideoake said that Princess Jenni has come through her Schweppes Oaks win in great order and will chase another Group 1 win against the three year old fillies and the 2200m will be ideal.
“The 2200 metres is ideal for us…I would think she will be very, very competitive,” Brideoake told racing.com.
“I can’t fault her.”
“She had a quiet week, the week after her Australasian Oaks (Schweppes Oaks) win. We put her in the paddock, she went down to her owner’s farm.
“When I got her back nine kilos heavier after seven days off, I was really happy to put her back into work and she’s done beautifully.
“I would say she looks identical (to how she did before the Schweppes Oaks), and her blood looks identical.
Princess Jenni has only been to the races on six occasions for four wins, her last three in succession which includes a win in the Group 3 $160,000 Alexandra Stakes (1600m) at The Valley on March 22 followed by a win against the three year old fillies in the Jack Elliott Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on April 20.
On the second line of betting for the Queensland Oaks at $5 is the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained Etana who put herself into calculations for the Blue Riband race for the fillies with her win in the Group 2 $200,000 The Roses (2000m) at Doomben on May 18.
The Roses runner up Aliferous is next in the betting at $6 and could be one of four Kris Lees trained fillies to gain a start in the Queensland Oaks.
Lees also has Angel Of Heaven, Itz Lily and Grand Bouquet among the thirty-two first acceptances for the Queensland Oaks.
Angel Of Heaven had found some good form at the right time and ran a mighty race last Saturday at Eagle Farm when second to Fun Fact in the Group 3 $150,000 Mullins Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) and is marked as an $11 chance for the Queensland Oaks.
Early betting for the 2019 Queensland Oaks at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.40 Princess Jenni, $5 Etana, $6 Aliferous, $8 Duchess Of Lennox, $11 Angel Of Heaven, $13 Our Intrique, $15 On The White Turf, Re Edit, $18 Guise, Savigne, Welsh Legend, $21 Grand Bouquet, Winning Ways, $26 Belle Roc, Itz Lily, Pinmedown, $31 Dunlani, $51 or better the rest.