Guineas long-term plan for Riccarton specialist Prom Queen
05 May 2017Dashing juvenile filly Prom Queen has made her mark at Riccarton this season and her connections are keen on a Group One return to the South Island's principal track next term.
She is unbeaten in four appearances on the Christchurch course, including the Listed Welcome Stakes, and co-trainer Kenny Rae sees no reason why she won't cope with a mile as a three-year-old in the New Zealand 1000 Guineas.
"She's got a lot of improvement in her and I've said all along the Guineas will be the target for her," said Rae, who prepares the youngster with his wife Lisa and their daughter Krystal Williams.
"We never have to slow her down in her work and she goes along at whatever speed you want.
"She's got a five-year-old's attitude – she doesn't care about anything."
Prom Queen first preparation is almost certain to conclude with an appearance in Saturday's Listed Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes, again at Riccarton.
"I'll probably give her a spell after that – people have said go to Australia and if she won very impressively we may think about that, but I don't want to be greedy," Rae said.
Beaten only once in five starts, the daughter of Super Easy gave her rivals a thumping at her most recent start.
"She may have only beaten small fields, but it takes a good horse to win by nine and a half lengths - I was speechless after that," Rae said.
"She's really smart and I don't know how good she really is yet. She's only 14 hands, she's a midget and there's still improvement to come."
News: New Zealand Racing Desk.