By Brad Waters, Racenet
Brisbane is likely to be the next destination for Jacqui’s Joy after the filly took her winning streak to three in Saturday’s Timothy Rourke Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield.
Jacqui’s Joy joined the new partnership of Max Hinton and Mitchell Beer from New Zealand during the spring before making her Australian debut with a win at Kilmore on December 1.
The three-year-old is likely to take on stakes class in Brisbane during the winter after a break following her latest victory, her second consecutive win at Caulfield.
“We’ll get through today and we’ll probably look at targeting Brisbane,” Beer said. “She’ll just go to the paddock now for a couple of weeks.
“Whether we decide to give her one or two runs here and then go to Brisbane or take her straight up there is yet to be decided but we’ve got plenty of time to decide that.
“We’ll give her a little break because it’s probably a little bit early to go through to the autumn.”
Jacqui’s Joy got out to $6.50 on track before late money pushed her quote back into $6 but apprentice Harry Coffey gave the daughter of Real Saga a comfortable run behind the leaders until the 500m.
Ben Melham took the $2.80 favourite Majestic Lass to the front inside the 300m but Jacqui’s Joy overpowered her late to score by a half neck. Egypt ($13) was 2 ¾ lengths away in third.
“She’s still got a lot to learn but her biggest attribute is how much she relaxes,” Beer, who only got his trainer’s licence in November, said.
“She’s able to just find a spot then spit the bit out and then travel.
“She’s just a trier and when you find one with a brain and a heart, it takes you a long way.”
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