MISTRESS LEADS WATERHOUSE CHARGE
THE powerful Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott training partnership will step up its Queensland summer carnival presence with Our Crown Mistress at Doomben today.
Waterhouse has been a force in summer carnivals for decades and since joining with Bott two years ago nothing has changed.
Our Crown Mistress will attempt to add a second stakes win to her record in the Listed Just Now Quality (1350m).
The mare recorded four wins and a second from her first five starts including victory in the Listed Lexus Hybrid Stakes at Flemington during the 2017 spring carnival.
Closely related to multiple Group 1 winner Racing To Win, Our Crown Mistress was a $200,000 yearling at the 2016 Magic Milions sale.
She had four starts during the latest Melbourne spring carnival with her best performance third in a Group 3 sprint at Caulfield won by the Gold Coast mare Winter Bride.
“As is the case with all mares, black-type is invaluable and there looks to be several races to suit her in Brisbane,” Bott said.
Multiple Group 1-winning jockey Brett Prebble, who is in Brisbane for the Origin Jockeys Series, will ride Our Crown Mistress who, until now, has done all her racing in the anticlockwise direction in Victoria.
Some of the WaterhouseBott team’s heavy summer artillery have arrived in Queensland including Chess Star, a recent Rosehill winner and Ladbrokes’ $7 second favourite for the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas on January 12.
“At this stage he will have his next start in the Gold Edition Plate at Doomben on Saturday week,” Bott said.
Unite and Conquer who is $12 second favourite in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, is also heading to Queensland.