Flying filly Sentimental Miss lines up as third favourite in tomorrow’s $100,000 Group 2 Lowland Stakes over 2100 metres. She has drawn the outside barrier 13 and Jason Waddell will ride.
She was a storming second-place at her last start in the Group 2 Sir Tristam Fillies Classic earlier this month over 2000 metres, so while the extra distance will suit her tomorrow, the wide draw makes it difficult. However trainer Lisa Latta remains positive. “Sentimental Miss’ run for second at Te Rapa was a terrific effort. She hasn’t missed a beat since in training, and I’m thrilled with how she has progressed since that race. The little bit of rain around won’t bother her either.”
Syndicate Manager Albert Bosma is resigned to her run of wide draws. “The Gods are against us once again and we have to play the hand that has been dealt to us. Barrier 13 means that she will have to go back in the early stages of the race, so we will need a bit of luck in the straight. But we know from her last effort that she has a very good turn of foot and can finish off strongly.”
The track at Hastings is currently Dead 6 track which will ensure a bit of cushion.
This is the lead up to her target race, the $400,000 Group 1 New Zealand Oaks on the 16th of March over 2400 metres which Lisa has had previous success in with Wharite Princess. Sentimental Miss has also been nominated for the $1 million AJC Oaks in Sydney on the 13th of April.
Sentimental Miss was bought from the Karaka Yearling sales in 2016 for just $40,000 and has already been stakes-placed twice.