Open test for rising hopeful She's Choosie
JACA PRELUDE: Greg Kilner is hopeful boom filly She's Choosie can make the step up to open company at Grafton today with one eye trained on the annual The Kosciuszko.
While recent rains have the Clarence River Jockey Club track rated at a soft (5), Kilner said he was more concerned with the mare's "carpark” draw out in barrier 15.
"She has drawn about as wide as you can get, so I am just not sure what to do with her,” he said. "At this rate she will run just to get a feeling for the open class, before we put her out to the paddock for a three-month spell.”
She's Choosie will ride a wave of momentum into the last race on today's eight-race program, Jacaranda Prelude (1100m), after an impressive second-place finish in a 3YO handicap at Doomben.
"She has been racing great, she just gets weighted out of any restricted races,” Kilner said. "We want to see what she can do, to know if The Losciuszko could be a reality.”
Kilner's daughter and leading NRRA apprentice, Leah, will take the seat with her claim bringing the weight to 53kg.
She's Choosie has had a stellar start to her career under Kilner, winning five of her 12 starts for more than $87,000 in prizemoney.