The Week Ahead APR 15-21: Group 3 on radar for KYLEASE

Apr 15, 2019

Flying filly KYLEASE could find herself in a Group 3 contest as early as this Saturday.

The Joe Pride-trained 3YO has been nominated for the JHB Carr Stakes (1400m) at Randwick this weekend which, if we decide to run, will be 10 days since she posted a hat-trick of wins at Gosford last Wednesday.

The alternative for the daughter of CHOISIR is the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) held on the following Saturday.

There are six other potential runners in the week ahead, including SO SPIRITED and FRANCISCA at Doomben, as Proven Thoroughbreds and trainer Steve O'Dea aim for a seventh Brisbane Saturday winner this year.


Upcoming Proven Thoroughbreds runners:

Hawkesbury Tuesday April 16:

Maiden 1100m

 INVINCIANO

Joe Pride/Chad Lever

Comment: Forget run at only previous start when caught wide without cover. First-up here off two solid trials and crucially, has drawn to get some cover.


Warwick Farm Wednesday April 17:

BM78 1600m

 TAHSIN

Joe Pride/Robbie Dolan

Comment: Sound return from a freshen up when running on into sixth over 1300m at Randwick. Gets back to his home track here and over a distance that has yielded all five of his career wins. Looks a great each-way chance.


Randwick Saturday April 20:

Group 3 JHB Carr Stakes 1400m

 KYLEASE

Joe Pride/Corey Brown

Comment: Highly promising filly shooting for four consecutive wins. This her first foray into stakes racing but looks every bit up to it.


Doomben Saturday April 20:

BM85 Handicap 1350m

 SO SPIRITED

Steve O'Dea/Ronnie Stewart

Comment: Enormous run at his Queensland debut when wide throughout before beaten half a length in a blanket finish at Toowoomba. A repeat effort would see him go close again.

BM75 Handicap 1615m

 FRANCISCA

Steve O'Dea/Ronnie Stewart

Comment: Has been desperately unlucky not to win this preparation, beaten less than half a length in four of five starts. Should be a major player again.


Sunshine Coast Sunday April 21:

Maiden 1400m

 THE GOLDEN HIND

Steve O'Dea/Ronnie Stewart

Comment: Was backed to win first-up over 1200m here but suffered interference mid-race, hitting the rail on multiple occasions before just plugging to the line. Looking for him to improve sharply with a kinder run and up in trip.

Class 3 1400m

 TOO HOT TO HOLD

Steve O'Dea/Anthony Allen

Comment: Beaten more than six lengths in a hot race at Doomben last start (winner has since placed at stakes level). Won impressively prior to that and drop in grade looks favourable.