By Brad Gray
Miss Beneteau is a five start maiden but that record doesn’t do her justice and the Jason Coyle-trained filly is out to get her dues at Canterbury tonight.
“It looks a pretty strong race and with a couple of first starters, but she’s fitter for her first-up run. She’s been knocking on the door for a while,” Coyle said of the three-year-old.
“She is not overly big but we all know that once they get their head across the line they can work through the grades. She’s got the form on the board around some horses that are proven and if she can just have a little bit of luck tonight hopefully she can break that maiden.”
Miss Beneteau has raced well at Canterbury in the past, including last start when third behind progressive pair Samantha and Launch Code.
“I wouldn’t see it is an ideal track for her because she can get a little left behind early but when things pan out for her she can hit the line hard.”
Miss Beneteau's last start third
Coyle will also be represented by Chavo in the race and the son of Lope De Vega has trialled nicely on two occasions ahead of his resumption.
“I think he is a nice horse,” Coyle said.
“He’s still very raw, very green and the barrier is not going to help him at all though. He will be better in a couple of starts over six and half, seven furlongs. If he can run a nice race there’ll be better things to come down the track.”
Meanwhile, form filly Insensata has been tipped out for a freshen after stringing together three straight provincial wins.
“She’ll come back in and we’ll aim at something in the city and if she can measure up then possibly for a late Brisbane winter.”
“The way she does it is impressive, showing a really good turn of foot.”
— NewcastleJockeyClub (@newcastleraces_) December 26, 2016