The wait is just about over for Perth trainer Simon Miller with his exciting filly Amelia’s Jewel set to launch her Pinnacles campaign at Ascot in a fortnight.
The spotlight will shine on Amelia’s Jewel, who is considered one of Australia’s hottest prospects after her sensational exploits as a juvenile last season.
In an unbeaten campaign that captured national attention, Amelia’s Jewel won the Supremacy Stakes (1000m), the Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) and Karrakatta Plate (1200m) with ease.
The daughter of Siyouni had her second trial hit out at Belmont on Monday with Miller declaring she is ready to be a force again as a three-year-old.
Although she finished second to Express Time in her 1000m heat, piloted by jockey Pat Carbery, Amelia’s Jewel came from last position and went to the line full of running.
“She had a big blow after the trial, so she’ll strip fitter,” Miller told The Races WA.
“She’ll go to the Belgravia Stakes (1200m) now in two weeks’ time and I’m comfortable with where she is at.
“The thing that took me a bit by surprise from the trial was when she shied at a couple on her inside when she was taking a gap.
“She hasn’t been in that position before, normally she just comes around them.
“The difference between this prep and her last is I haven’t placed any pressure on her.
“She’s got a long campaign ahead of her and I’m happy to send her to the races.”
Amelia’s Jewel was among entries that closed yesterday (Monday) for the Placid Ark Stakes (1200m), the WA Guineas (1600m), the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), Northerly Stakes (1800m) and The Goldrush (1400m).
Miller indicated the Group 1 Northerly Stakes was Amelia’s Jewel’s primary target this time in.
The $1.5 million weigh-for-age feature is run at Ascot on December 3.