Trainer Mark Newnham is expecting top-level experience to shine through when gun filly Bargain lines up in Saturday’s Group 2 The Roses at Doomben.
Newnham’s well credentialed daughter of Ocean Park will travel to Queensland on Wednesday night with a Group 1 placing already on her resume.
Bargain finished third in the Australian Oaks on day two of The Championships with Newnham now keen to target another Group 1 in Queensland.
He was full of confidence Bargain was ready to make a big impact when she heads north of the border for the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
“Her two runs at a distance to suit her she has produced the runs of her life,” he said.
“In the Adrian Knox she was only beaten by the barrier and she was great again in the Oaks.
“She is coming out of stronger races but you never know with young horses getting out to a trip what sort of improvement they might have.
“The fillies coming out of that Gold Coast races, there will be some improving fillies there.
“But my filly has done it at a higher level at this point and I can only control how my filly is doing.”
Bargain (left) running on behind Hungry Heart in the Australian Oaks. Picture: Mark Evans/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Bargain is on the second line of betting with TAB fixed odds at $5 for The Roses with the Chris Waller-trained Grace And Harmony the $4.20 favourite.
She has been given a month to freshen up since her placing in the Australian Oaks but was given a trial tune up at Randwick last Thursday in preparation for Saturday’s assignment.
“She has come through the Oaks really well,” Newnham said.
“I thought she trialled terrific other day and I rode her on Monday in work and she was doing so well.
“This race has always been on the agenda as long as she was doing well.
“She is a resilient filly and holds her body weight.”
Sydney jockey Josh Parr will travel to Brisbane to pilot Bargain this weekend.
Meanwhile, Bargain is also an $8 second elect for the Queensland Oaks with Grace And Harmony and Australian Oaks runner up Duais sharing favouritism at $5.
Bargain also holds a nomination for Saturday week’s Queensland Derby.
Originally published asRoses rivals will get more than they Bargain for
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