Lasqueti Spirit Back in Rowley Mile Field 2017

August 23, 2017

Lasqueti Spirit Back in Rowley Mile Field 2017

Crown Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit returns to racing on Thursday at Hawkesbury Racecourse kicking off her spring campaign in the 2017 Rowley Mile field.

Crown Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit will resume in Thursday's Listed Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Crown Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit will resume in Thursday’s Listed Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

The Lee Curtis-trained daughter of Beneteau is one of 10 gallopers to line-up in this season’s Listed $150,000 Rowley Mile (1600m) and faces a big ask first-up carrying the 59kg top weight.

Bookmakers have reacted accordingly and only rate the mare a $31 chance in the latest Rowley Mile odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au with the flying Gai Waterhouse-trained Arbeitsam ($1.50) the odds-on favourite for the win.

Lasqueti Spirit is best known for her all-the-way upset as a $101 roughie in last November’s Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington.

That massive boilover, which saw her defeat Harlow Gold by nearly four lengths, remains her sole turf triumph in 16 starts.

Her other two best performances in elite grade were a second to the heroic mare Winx in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) in late February this year and her more recent third to Bonneval at Randwick in April’s Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) back up over a mile and a half.

The mare hasn’t raced since she failed to see out the two miles on a Heavy (8) track in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) a fortnight after the ATC Oaks when 12th to the winner Polarisation.

Curtis has trialled her twice since at Rosehill (1000m) and Warwick Farm (1200m) respectively this month and knows she’ll definitely need the Rowley Mile run before punters see the best out of her.

“Her first trial was terrible and her second was a bit better,” Curtis told AAP.

“I wouldn’t expect to see too much from her until she gets up over ground.

“The aim is to run her in the Chelmsford Stakes and the Kingston Town on the way to The Metropolitan and St Leger.

“Those last two races will give us a better guide how she’s going and whether she goes back to Melbourne.”

The Group 2 $250,000 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) runs at Randwick on September 2 followed by the Group 3 $150,000 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) back at the track a fortnight later.

Lasqueti Spirit’s first spring Group 1 assignment, the $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m), is scheduled for September 30 and in futures markets the mare sits at around $34 for the win.

On Thursday Crown Oaks winning hoop Brenton Avdulla reunites with the four-year-old for the first time since guiding her to a fifth behind Jameka in the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) on March 25.

Avdulla was also in the saddle for her latest trial and will give Curtis a post-race appraisal on how the mare is travelling after the Rowley Mile is run and won.

To back your Rowley Mile favourites this week and to access the top all-in Group 1 racing odds and offers over the spring visit Ladbrokes.com.au today.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

South Australian Derby 2021 Re...

2021 Hollindale Stakes Winner ...

2021 Hollindale Stakes Winner Zaaki Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

The Annabel Neasham-trained import Zaaki was huge winning the A.D. Hollindale...

2021 Gold Coast Guineas Result...

2021 Gold Coast Guineas Results: Marboosha Salutes For Punters

The well-backed Dream Ahead filly Marboosha was too good off an on-speed run...

2021 Hollindale Stakes Day: Go...

2021 Hollindale Stakes Day: Gold Coast Scratchings & Track Report

The Queensland Winter Racing Carnival steps up a notch today, Saturday the...

Robert Sangster Stakes Day 202...

Robert Sangster Stakes Day 2021: Morphettville Scratchings & Track Report

The Group 1 action of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival continues at...

Race Results

South Australian Derby 2021 Results: Explosive Jack Enjoys Historical Win

2021 Hollindale Stakes Winner Zaaki Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

2021 Gold Coast Guineas Results: Marboosha Salutes For Punters

Doomben Cup Odds Firm on 2021 Warrnambool Cup Winner Le Don De Vie

All Aged Stakes 2021 Results: Kolding Fights Back To Beat Savatiano

Race Previews

Doomben 10,000 Betting Update 2021: Eduardo Odds-On

2021 Melbourne Cup Hopes Head Andrew Ramsden Stakes Field

The Goodwood 2021 Odds Update: Gytrash Firming Favourite

2021 Scone Cup Field & Odds: Punters Hoping for Royal Celebration

2021 The Goodwood Field & Betting: Behemoth v Gytrash

Fields & Form

2021 Melbourne Cup Hopes Head Andrew Ramsden Stakes Field

The Goodwood 2021 Odds Update: Gytrash Firming Favourite

2021 Scone Cup Field & Odds: Punters Hoping for Royal Celebration

2021 The Goodwood Field & Betting: Behemoth v Gytrash

Eduardo Dominates 2021 Doomben 10,000 Field & Odds