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Smith's 'Professional' Princess Set For Kembla Debut (Saturday)

First starter Princess Of Meydan is ‘a little professional’ and trainer Matt Smith is hopeful her aptitude for racing can play dividends on debut at Kembla Grange on Saturday.

The well named named daughter of Pride Of Dubai is set to make her debut in the Crown West Cellars 3YO Maiden Handicap (1000m) this weekend.

Smith believes she is a speed machine which has natural talent but has had to bide his time to get the filly to the races.

“She is a nice filly,” Smith said.

“We’ve always thought that but she has taken some time and we have had to be patient with her.

“She trialled well last time in but got shin soreness so we had to send her out for a good break.

“Her last couple of trials have been good and she’s ready to go here.”

Princess Of Meydan has had four trials in preparation for her debut.

She has won both of her hit outs heading into her first start and showed good early toe in both of her heats.


Princess Of Meydan wins a trial at Warwick Farm on November 4

Smith is hopeful she can show the same early dash on raceday where she has been handed a favourable draw in barrier three.

“From what she has shown us she should put herself right there around the speed,” Smith said.

“She went on with it when she was challenged the other day in her last trial so hopefully she can bring that to raceday.

“She will give herself a chance because she will be right there.”

Smith will rely upon the experience of Group 1 hoop Glyn Schofield on Saturday.

He expects the 1000m scamper to be just what Princess Of Meydan is after on debut and believes the unraced youngster will be suited up to 1200m in future starts.

Meanwhile, Smith also has two stayers accepted in the Pearman & Saad Dental Maiden Handicap (1500m) with Tamarin Falls and Whiskey Jack both engaged.

Smith expects both runners will need the run first up from a spell with Tamarin Falls rewarded with the better draw in gate four.

Whiskey Jack has the visitors draw in barrier 14 with Schofield also booked for the son of Zoffany.

“Both of them will probably need the run as a couple of stayers resuming and are looking for further,” Smith said.

Saturday’s meeting comes 7 days before $1 million The Gong takes centre stage at the Illawarra Turf Club.

All the fields, form and replays for Saturday's Kembla Grange meeting

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