Three-year-old filly Jurasound could get her first test at black-type racing in a matter of weeks after an impressive win at Mornington on Wednesday.
The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained filly justified her $2.20 favouritism at Ladbrokes.com.au, winning the Mornington Soul Pattison Handicap (1500m) half a length ahead of Darney Gub yesterday with Rubyone a further head behind in third.
Jurasound has now placed in six of her seven career starts and her trainers are keen to test her ability in black-type racing this autumn.
Hayes revealed the filly is being aimed at the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 28 but if she did not gain a start in the $200,000 race would head to Flemington one week later for either the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) or a $100,000 3YO Vobis race over 1000 metres.
Jurasound defeated seven older mares in yesterday’s Mornington Soul Pattison Handicap. Hayes & Dabernig are keen to test her in better company after she’s progressed well this preparation.
“She is going the right way,” stable foreman Bruno Rouge-Serret told TVN.
“If she can run a bit further there are more options for her. She had a lovely temperament, a lovely attitude.
“She is still very knew and very green and she is still learning.”
Jurasound didn’t win her maiden until December after coming very close on her three previous attempts. The filly was blocked for a run near the turn and blocked again in the straight, however she managed to break through the field and win a short half-head in front of Free On Saturday.
The filly then got planted wide in the in the Vobis Gold Carat (1200m) at Moonee Valley on January 3, finishing five lengths behind winner Fast Cash in sixth place.
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