Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT - MARK OBERHARDT

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.

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