Promising filly looking to show her Prowess at Cambridge

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Prowess

trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood are confident their promising filly Prowess can make a winning start to her spring preparation at on Wednesday.

The daughter of Proisir won on debut in her only two-year-old outing in April and will have her first hit-out of her three-year-old season on her home track in the Cambridge Equine Hospital (1300m).

She won her trial on the synthetic surface last month and her trainers resisted the urge to trek south to last weekend to contest the Group 3 Gold Trail Stakes (1200m).

“We are happy enough with her,” James said.

“I had intended running her on Saturday in the fillies race but she didn't need to be having a trip down there and run on a bottomless track at the start of her preparation.

“She trialled up well on the poly (last month) and all the indications are good.”

James has big hopes for the filly he purchased out of 's 2021 Book 1 Yearling Sale draft for NZD$230,000, but he is keeping his excitement in check for now.

“I would like to get her to some black-type races and see if she is good enough, but we will take one step at a time,” he said.

The Cambridge conditioners will contest the same race on Wednesday with Deep Beauty.

“He always goes bold first-up, so he will go a race no matter what,” James said.

Meanwhile, the stable's Group 1 (2400m) winner is set to head to Sydney this weekend.

“He jumps on a plane on Saturday night and heads to Sydney. First-up is the Shannon Stakes (Group 2) over 1500m on Saturday-week and we will take it from there,” James said.

James is also excited about the spring prospects of Group performer Achieve, who pleased when runner-up in her trial at Matamata last week.

“She trialled up exceptionally well and she will probably head to a rating race at fresh-up and we might get excited after that,” he said.

James will also be chasing more black-type with Group Three winner Cheaperthandivorce.

“We are probably going to go to the fillies and mares race at Hawera (Group 3 , 1400m) with her, the same day is the (Listed, 1600m), so she will head to one of those two,” he said.

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