BRILLIANT filly Captains Queen has kick-started her quest for another Group One in stunning fashion today.
First-up since her Australian Pacing Gold success in April, Captains Queen treated her older rivals with contempt in Wagga.
Excited by Captains Queen’s performance, trainer Russell Jack revealed his plans for the two-year-old.
Beginning with the New South Wales Breeders’ Challenge, Jack will then aim Captains Queen at the Australasian Breeders’ Crown.
Breeders’ Challenge heats are scheduled to start in Young on September 14, with the $125,000 Final set down for October 30 at Club Menangle.
“That was a great run and a perfect starting point heading towards the Breeders’ Challenge,” Jack said.
“She’s done very well during her time off, and if anything, she has come back a little better.
“I haven’t decided if she will go in the first heat at Young or a later heat at this stage.”
With Brad Hewitt in the cart, Captains Queen led throughout from three to complete an effortless 26-metre win from Classic Beesmack.
Louthario, a stablemate of the runner-up, was a short half-head away third.
Rating 1:58.5 over 2270 metres, the daughter of Captaintreacherous stretched her record to five wins and a second from six starts for earnings of $104,756.
“She didn’t go overly quick early, but that was a pretty good last half,” Jack said. “She gone through the final 800 metres in 54.6 seconds and run the last quarter in 26.8 seconds.
“She’s not even fully wound up and will certainly benefit from the blow out.”
– Paul Courts