Three Oaks victories for a three year old sounds too good to be true but that’s exactly what Michael Moroney has in mind for his star filly Brazilian Pulse on Saturday.
She’s already stormed home in the VRC Oaks and she’ll draw ever closer to the illustrious AJC Australian Oaks with a win in the Vinery Stud Stakes on 2011 Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens.
If she can tick that off the list and remain healthy then Queensland beckons for the final piece of the puzzle, the Queensland Oaks
“You’re only three once so we’ll take that into consideration,” Moroney said.
“We’ll just see how she comes through. She’s going to have four runs – the one in Melbourne and three here in Sydney – and if we think she’s still going well enough we’ll trek up there (to Brisbane) and probably give her two runs.
“It could be Doomben Roses and into the Oaks or it could be the Doomben Cup into the Oaks. We wouldn’t rule the (Queensland) Derby out but at this stage the first thoughts would be to give her one start up there into the Oaks.”
It’s a short turn around for Brazilian Pulse tomorrow in the Vinery Stud Stakes but she’s done it before winning in Melbourne just five days after claiming the Wakeful Stakes.
Her run last week was with 58kgs when she outclassed her rivals in her Sydney debut to claim the Group 3 Keith Nolan Classic.
As a well backed $2.70 favourite there’s plenty of support coming from punters as well as her trainer.
However, she will run into Do Ra Mi , one of the few fillies which can lay claim to having beaten Brazilian Pulse.
“We were first-up and she (Do Ra Mi) was probably at her best,” Moroney said.
“It was her fourth run that campaign so she was hard and fit and our filly was having her first run.
“You would expect our filly to improve a lot, and with that experience right-handed now, so we probably tick all the boxes going into it.”
Despite this Do Ra Mi has won three from four this campaign and showed no signs of slowing down last start when coming from last at the turn to win the Kewney stakes.
“We met her when she was first-up and we had a couple of runs under our belt but we beat her fair and square,” Do Ra Mi trainer Peter Moody said.
“She (Brazilian Pulse) has had that run at the middle distance last time so that will stand her in good stead but we’re certainly not going to run and hide from her.”