Does I Am Serious have one hand on the Rowley Mile trophy after her exciting return from a two month break at Rosehill on Saturday?
The Chris Waller-trained mare had the flashing light on as she charged to a close second behind Flow over 1400m suggesting she’s ready to win.
Punters Intel data reveals she ran clearly the best last 600m of the race in 34.12 including a last 200m in 11.41, again the best of the race.
Add to that she covered more ground than any other runner trekking 1411.8m.
She’s adept on good and heavy ground, can race handy or get back and easily her most impressive win has come over the 1600m which is the trip of the Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury on August 23.
Stablemate Patrick Erin was beaten 2.2 lengths by Flow in his first start since the Sydney Cup and he could be in for a nice spring.
He clocked the third fastest last 600m of 34.38 and the second fastest last 200m of 11.46.
The two 1100m races at Rosehill, the Benchmark 94 won by Trekking and the Rosebud won by Sandbar make for an interesting comparison.
Trekking ran 1:04.23 compared to Sandbar’s 1:05.02 so it’s no surprise that the three-year-olds didn’t run overly fast sectionals.
Miss Que was the run of the race in the open class event, running the best last 600m of the day in 33.69.
She sailed between the 400m-200m in 10.88 and the last 200m in 11.46, both splits also the fastest of the race. Miss Que also covered 1107.6m which was more ground than any other runner.
The winner Trekking also tracked wide, covering 1106.5m, and ran 33.79 for his last 600m.
It might also be worth looking at Sir Plush when he draws a barrier, he settled last and ran home in 33.88 after being held up early in the straight.
To the Rosebud, the winner Sandbar ran 34.78 for his last 600m and 12.03 the final 200m.
Behind him the likes of Ringerdingding (34.73), Exceltic (34.56) and Outrageous (34.60) all worked home quicker than the winner in what was a bunched finish.
What race All Too Soon will win this preparation is unclear but she’s certainly returned in fantastic order as she showed charging late in a 1400m event on Saturday.
Her last 600m of 34.56 was easily the best of the race won by Istria, she also ran the fastest 400m-200m in 11.36 and the last 200m in 11.81.
Paret proved he’s ready to live up to the early promise he showed by backing up his first-up win with another dominant performance.
His last 600m of 34.01 was the best of the final event and it was between the 400m and 200m that he put the race away with a 10.96 then clocked off with an 11.58 home.
Fastest last 600m: Miss Que 33.69
Most ground covered (to win): Flow +11.4m
Don’t miss Punters Intel with Gerard Middleton, Brad Gray and Adam Pengilly on Sky Thoroughbred Central at 7pm on Tuesday.