Perth mare Power Princess is set to head to Adelaide for the Group 1 2013 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) in April before being given her chance on the world stage in the 2013 Krisflyer International Sprint in Singapore.
Trainer Simon Miller has been enticed into a return to Adelaide with the knowledge that Black Caviar is an unlikely visitor this year.
Power Princess took on the champion in the Robert Sangster last year where she finished 4 1/2 lengths behind in third position.
Miller is confident that the South Australian Group 1 is an attainable goal this year.
“Without Black Caviar it’s really going to open up the race,” he told News Limited.
The daughter of Marwina is expected to race first-up in the Group 3 2013 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) after some terrific performances at the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
Power Princess won the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes and the Group 3 Schahill Stakes as well as finishing just half a length behind Perth’s big gun Barakey in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes.
She is yet to return to fast work since her summer campaign but Miller is confident on what she has shown in the past that she can improve ahead of her big 2013 targets.
“Her constitution is amazing. Every preparation she’s come back better and better,” Miller said.
Power Princess is easily one of Perth’s best-perormed gallopers, having won 11 of 26 starts and collected more than $700,000 in prizemoney.
Fellow Perth horse Barakey is on track for his east-coast debut in the 2013 Oakleigh Plate on February 23.
The Jim Taylor-trained gelding brings plenty of hype with him to Melbourne due to the fact he is unbeaten from 11 starts.