Promising three-year-old WAS IT WORTH IT shoots for a hat-trick of wins when he steps out for Proven Thoroughbreds on Saturday.
The Steve O’Dea-trained gelding (pictured) lines up against a small but strong field in the Sunshine Coast QTIS 3YO Handicap (1600m) which awards a healthy $64.5k to the winner.
In New South Wales, old warrior GAMBLESTOWN is second-up off a long break for Joe Pride in the 1200m BM90 at Randwick on Saturday as he returns to full fitness while John Thompson’s CANNON RUN gets an ideal opportunity to return to the winners’ stall in a Class 3 Plate over 1600m at Kembla Grange following two sound runs at midweek level.
Proven Thoroughbreds’ grand final long weekend then moves to Cootamundra on Sunday where the John Bateman-trained BELLA SCENICA chases her maiden win over 1400m.
The public holiday meeting at Warwick Farm on Monday will see THEWAYWEARE look to bounce back from an ordinary effort last start but gets out to a suitable trip for the first time this preparation.
The final runner in the week ahead will be the O’Dea-trained LOTHARIO in the Class 5 over 1350m at Doomben on Wednesday.
On the barrier trial front, two more members of the O’Dea stable – RECKLESS CHOICE and SIENNA ROSE – are set to have practice hit-outs at Doomben on Tuesday.