Group One-winning mare Sentimental Miss has made a pleasing start to her Sydney spring preparation, winning her 1100m Group trial at Rosehill on Tuesday.
She began well from barrier two, to settle just in behind the leader and travelled generously through the early stages.
Approaching the home turn, jockey Hugh Bowman angled her into clear galloping room and she was able to finish off nicely to win by 0.2 lengths.
“Hugh was very happy with her trial this morning,” trainer Chris Waller said. “He said her fitness levels are good and if we wanted to go to a 1600m race first-up it would be no problem.
“Obviously she hasn’t done a lot of work since being in Sydney and it was either trialling this morning or next week, but now we have got the trial into her I can give her a quiet week ahead, continue putting a little bit of condition on her and have her in the best possible shape going into her first-up run.
“She will steadily build as she goes deeper into the preparation. At this stage there are two options on the 5th September over 1400m or a mile, and I have a slight leaning towards a mile at this stage.”
Sentimental Miss was purchased by Go Racing out of The Oaks Stud’s 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale draft for $40,000.
She went on to win three of her 19 starts for former trainer Lisa Latta, including the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) and Listed Wanganui Cup (2040m). - NZ Racing Desk