BERNIE MILLER CHARMED BY HIS FILLY

10
Dec

Trainer Bernie Miller has no doubts Sheza Chalmer is a filly laden with ability who is now ready to step up to city grade.

The daughter of Vital Equine began her race career in October and has flashed potential on provincial circuits.

After a second to Kick A Goal Son at Northam, Sheza Chalmer has banked successive wins at Bunbury.

She staved off hot favourite Testing Love and then powered home to defeat Danni Bella by 2 ¾ lengths.

Miller is sure he has Sheza Chalmer ready to go in the Budget Truck Rental Plate (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday.

“Her work on Tuesday was really nice and she hasn’t gone backwards,” Miller told Tabradio.

“She looks a million dollars, is happy within herself and eating well.

“She has a brilliant turn of foot and last start gathered them up pretty easily.

“In three strides it was all over and she was wanting to finish the race off.”

Sheza Chalmer has tightened her grip as Tabtouch favourite, firming from $2.90 into $2.45.

She has drawn barrier four with Pat Carbery to continue his association with her.

Miller said Sheza Chalmer possessed similar traits to his stable star Cup Night.

Cup Night, a dual Listed winner, has won eight races and almost half a million dollars from his 25 starts.

“When we started to take her to the track and asked her for a little more effort she was just silk,” Miller said.

“She reminds me so much of Stevie, which is Cup Night.”

After Saturday’s engagement, Miller said Sheza Chalmer will target an autumn campaign.

“I would like this to be the last run this preparation and give her a little break,” Miller said.

“She has still a lot of growing to do.

“I would like to steer away from the really hot months.

“Just look after her and bring her back in the autumn.”

Meanwhile Cup Night is spelling after his unplaced run in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m).

The Maschino gelding’s Ascot Masters was disrupted after injuring his hind cannon in the Asian Beau Stakes (1400m).

“He will have six weeks off and come back for nice races in May,” Miller said.

“Races like the Roma Cup (1200m).”

Julio Santarelli