Star Tasmanian filly Mystic Journey to get another chance in Melbourne

Aug 17, 2018

alented filly Mystic Journey earned a return trip to Melbourne when she toyed with older rivals at Spreyton on Sunday.

The Adam Trinder-trained three-year-old made it four wins from six starts with a three-length domination of the Benchmark 70 Handicap.

Trinder and owner Wayne Roser now have their sights on a $120,000 fillies’ race at Moonee Valley on Saturday week.

Mystic Journey took on the males on her previous visit to Melbourne when fourth to highly-rated Brutal at Caulfield on July 14.

“Her first trip to Melbourne was to get a level on her,” Trinder said.

“And, the level we got was that she is definitely fillies’ grade.

“I think the race we’ve selected will be a bit softer than this week’s Quezette Stakes which is worth $30,000 more and will attract the A graders.

“Hopefully, they won’t be backing up seven days later.”

Connections have yet to determine Mystic Journey’s longer term targets.

“If they’re in Tasmania, we could go to the 3YO Cup over 1200m, 3YO Vase over 1400m and Thousand Guineas over 1600m,” Trinder said.

“Even though she is bred to get further (than 1200m) she hasn’t shown that at home just yet.

“She’s always been very fast in all her trials and races.

“But we’ll test the waters and gradually step her up in distance.”

Trinder doubts that Mystic Journey will be a contender for the staying fillies’ classics headed by the Tasmanian Oaks.

“Nothing she’s shown yet suggests she’s a 2000m filly,” he said.

C/o Examiner

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