After a two-year injury forced absence from racing, Darren Weir-trained mare Wealth Princess will attempt to score a second Glenlogan Park Stakes title when she lines up in Saturday’s Group 3 $150,000 event.
The six-year-old suffered a torn tendon after her highly successful 2010 Brisbane campaign that saw her place in the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes and the Group 1 Winter Stakes in addition to the Glenlogan Park Stakes victory.
So serious was the injury that the daughter of San Luis only returned to racing earlier this month when finishing runner-up to Second Effort in the Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool.
Wealth Princess was transferred to Weir’s Warrnambool-based stables just four months ago after previously being trained by Brent Gillovic.Weir said the promising mare was on the right track in her comeback but would gain a a proper assessment after Saturday’s testing hit out.
Despite being six years old, the injury lay off has meant Wealth Princess has just 12 career starts for which she has recorded six wins and placed on five other occasions.
Both the punters and bookies alike are confident she will return to Brisbane in style with bookmaker.com.au installing her as $2.80 favourite.
Next best in the betting is John O’Shea-trained filly Bound To Blush ($6.50) who is fresh off a third-place effort in the Hawkesbury Guineas.
Also among the top rated chances is in-form Michael Lakey-trained mare Risk Aversion ($7.00) who is yet to finish worse than third from eight career outings.
The daughter of Encosta De Lago kicked off 2012 in the same vain of form she left 2011, placing twice at Eagle Farm before winning the Listed Juanmo Stakes last start.
The Glenlogan Park Stakes will take place as part of a bumper eight-race Doomben card that is higlighted the by the Group 1 $500,000 Doomben Cup.
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