Unbeaten filly Going Going Gone can book a ticket to the 2013 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival with another strong performance in the QTIS 2YO Plate (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
The Toowoomba-based filly has been untouchable since debuting in February and trainer Shane Iverson is eyeing off some key juvenile events at the Winter Carnival.
A daughter of The Hammer, the talented youngster won by 2 1/2 lengths on debut at Ipswich on February 1 and backed it up two weeks later to win by 6 1/2 lengths at the same track.
She then made her city debut in the Powerade Handicap at Eagle Farm on February 23 where she disposed of Patinack’s Grey Countess by a length.
Iverson told Racing Queensland that Saturday’s Gold Coast race will be her final hit-out before a freshen up ahead of the winter where he hopes to aim her at the Group 2 2013 Champagne Classic (1200m) and the Group 2 2013 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m).
The Toowomba trainer believes she is well placed this weekend, with a two kilogram advantage over the males in the race.
“She’s very well handicapped in this and she should be hard to beat again,” Iverson said.
Iverson will look to experienced jockey Michael Cahill, who rode her in her first two career starts, to guide the filly into a winning position from a tricky barrier 13 draw.
“It’s a tricky draw but she’s got the leading rider in Queensland on her,” he said.
Iverson said Going Going Gone’s preparation has been without any hiccups, suggesting her condition is similar to before the Eagle Farm victory.
A capacity field of 16 horses will contest the QTIS 2Y0 Plate which has $100,000 in prizemoney up for grabs.
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