By Brad Gray
Mornington-based training duo Mitchell Beer and Max Hinton are set to have their first runner in Sydney on Saturday with Jacqui’s Joy running at Randwick.
“She is going as good as ever. It’s just frustrating as she has been mixing her form of late and she was being beaten by short margins in decent races,” said Beer.
That all changed last start though when the former Kiwi four-year-old broke through at Sandown to end a string of outs. Cast your mind back twelve months and Jacqui’s Joy won three on the trot to kick off her Australian career, which prompted Beer to test her in Group company.
“She has always been a mare that has shown above average ability and we were rapped to see her show it. She’s a really good winning chance and looking for the mile, which she got last start. We’re not going up there to make up the numbers.”
It’s the prizemoney that has caught the attention of the partnership, which has only been in operation for a tick over twelve months.
“It’s a $100,000 race,” Beer said.
“We are always keeping a close eye up there. The exact same race is being run at Moonee Valley on Saturday for $60,000.”
“All she has to do is run up to her last start. Only two horses there are rated higher than her (Harlem Lady and Lycia), which is amazing for that sort of race.”
Glyn Schofield has been booked to ride the daughter of Real Saga.
Beer also mentioned that smart sprinter Almighty Girl has been sent north permanently and now calls Warwick Farm home under the care of Joe Pride.
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