Lasqueti Spirit to Lead in The BMW

March 22, 2017

Lasqueti Spirit to Lead in The BMW

Trainer Lee Curtis has confirmed that Lasqueti Spirit will play to her strengths and take up the running in Saturday’s Group 1 The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill Gardens.

Lasqueti Spirit will be led to the pace in Saturday's Group 1 The BMW at Rosehill. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Lasqueti Spirit will be led to the pace in Saturday’s Group 1 The BMW at Rosehill. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Lasqueti Spirit has made thirteen appearances at the races since debuting during the winter of 2016, but the filly was undoubtedly at her best when jockey Brenton Avdulla led her to a resounding early lead in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) in November; never appearing in doubt and winning the race by four lengths.

Curtis told AAP that Lasqueti Spirit lacks a turn of foot and that he will again instruct Avdulla to lead her to the pace in The BMW 2017.

“She has no tactical speed so we need to work on her positive points,” Curtis said.

“She will absolutely be going forward in a repeat of the Oaks tactics now that she is up to 2400 metres.

“It might take her a while to get to the front. She may not be in front early but she should be there by halfway.”

Resuming this time for tenth in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) on February 13th, the Beneteau mare ran an impressive second to Winx after leading in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) on February 25th and was last seen running seventh in the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) a fortnight ago.

Confirming that the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) on Day 2 of The Championships remains her major campaign target, Curtis believes that Lasqueti Spirit could be better at Randwick than she is at Rosehill.

“That surprised us as it’s the wettest track she has been on,” Curtis said of her run in the Chipping Norton Stakes.

“I also have a theory, not proven yet, that she is a better horse at Randwick than she is at Rosehill which is exciting going to the Oaks.”

Lasqueti Spirit produced a number of competitive performances through the early stables of spring, but broke her maiden in her impressive Crown Oaks performance.

The BMW 2017 field is due to be completed and released by midday, today (Wednesday March 22nd).

Open an account and bet with to take advantage of the best 2017 The BMW odds available online!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field