LEADING trainer/driver Jodi Quinlan has kept Getya Wings Out as fresh as possible in the lead-up to tomorrow night’s Breeders Crown Series first semi-final for 2YO fillies at Melton.
The Parwan (near Bacchus Marsh and Melton) reinswoman said the daughter of Mach Three had "exceeded all expectations" this preparation, netting four wins from eight starts for prizemoney of more than $31,000.
Since her March 20 debut at Geelong, which she won, Getya Wings Out has contested the Australian Pacing Gold series – winning two APG consolation races – and the Empire Vicbred Super Series, finishing fourth in the final.
At her most recent start on July 21 at Shepparton, Getya Wings Out showed a powerful turn of foot down the outside in the straight to beat a smart field, which included the likes of Just A Bit Sassy and Snow Cone.
Quinlan said Getya Wings Out would be spelled immediately after the Breeders Crown series.
"She had a quiet trial on Monday so that’s tightened her right up for Friday night," Quinlan said.
"She’s definitely getting towards the end of her tether though and she needs the paddock soon."
The question for Quinlan tomorrow night will be to go forward or to take a sit?
She’ll probably elect for the latter.
“I think ideally she’s a sit-sprinter but she’s very versatile and she’s got plenty of speed,” Quinlan said.
From gate three, Quinlan is expected to push forward before trying to find some cover, and it shouldn’t be hard with plenty of speed in the race.
Pole-marker Our Femme Fatale is a fast beginner, while Rogers Passion from two and Just A Bit Sassy are also expected to push forward at the start.
“This is clearly the toughest of the two semi-finals,” Quinlan said.
“There are probably six really good ones in this heat, whereas the other one is probably a bit weaker, so she’s got her work cut out for her.”
Our Femme Fatale, Getya Wings Out, Just A Bit Sassy, Ohyouluckything and Delightful Christian are the main chances in the first semi-final, while Frith and the Craig Demmler-trained and driven Glenferrie Shuffle are two of the leading hopes in the second semi.
The first semi for the 2YO fillies will be run at 7.12pm, with the second at 10.12pm.