Always On Show will enjoy a break in the Queensland Winter
Ontrack’s highly promising filly Always On Show is on a break after a fantastic first preparation.
The good looking daughter of Showcasing will spell in South East Queensland over winter after running a luckless eight in the Listed Bill Carter Stakes at Doomben.
It was her third run of the preparation and she was beaten by under two and a half lengths after getting no room in the straight.
Earlier she began her career with a game second against older horses in a Newcastle maiden and she was also a close-up fourth in the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial at the Gold Coast.
“It was a terrific start to her career and not many horses go to the races off their first preparation and to run so well in Black Type races was a tremendous indication of her ability,” said Ontrack’s Grant Morgan.
“The plan is to send her to Waverley Park near the Gold Coast for a spell and she will enjoy a nice break with the sun on her back.
“We have always anticipated that she would be best suited with time and that’s certainly what she has shown us this time in.
“With the experience of her first race preparation with trainer Kris Lees and the natural improvement you can expect with extra time and maturity, there’s every reason to be bullish about her prospects at three.”
Always On Show is a full-sister to talented New Zealand stayer Intrigue who was a Group 2 placegetter in the Group 2 Championship Stakes over 2000 metres as a three-year-old.
She raced in Australia as Our Intrigue last winter and was a winner over 2200 metres at the Sunshine Coast before being unplaced in the Group One Queensland Oaks.
Trainer Kris Lees said Always On Show heads to spell after an excellent preparation.
“She was very good at Doomben and we know that she’s a filly that will get over ground in time.
“It’s now time to give her a spell in the Queensland sun and I think we will have a very nice three-year-old filly next season,” said Kris Lees.