Trainer Clarry Conners believes Stolen Jade will get conditions to suit at Kembla Grange as the lightly-raced filly chases a well earned maiden win on Tuesday.
Stolen Jade is yet to break through after five starts but has been knocking on the door this preparation and Conners hopes she can finally blow it down third up.
The daughter of So You Think has finished runner-up at both her starts this preparation and heads to Kembla to contest the Search For A Cure Maiden Handicap (1400m).
“She has been coming along nicely so we will head back to the provincials hoping to get that maiden out of the way,” Conners said.
“She has run two good races this time in and has been an improver.
“I expect she will be competitive again. She is a good doer at home and is doing really well.”
Stolen Jade was beaten nearly four-lengths by the classy Archanna second up on a heavy track over 1300m at Warwick Farm but toughed it out over the concluding stages to finish second.
She will step up a further 100m in trip on Tuesday and Conners expects she will be suited by the seven furlongs.
“The 1400m should be no problem as she is by So You Think so I expect that and the big straight at Kembla Grange should suit her,” he said.
Stolen Jade is favourite with the bookies and was a $3.10 chance on Monday morning.
Conners also has three-year-old Seporto in the Support Our Paramedics Maiden Plate (1600m). The son of Sepoy is yet to salute in 13 starts but Conners says Seporto has been ‘working hard’ and expects a decent showing second up.
“He ran a fairly good race first-up over 1350m, which is too short for him anyway,” Conners said.
“He ran a couple of close placings and has been working hard in trackwork.
“He actually works alongside her. He is going well but I think if he was third up I would be more confident.”
In-form jockey Shaun Guymer will pilot both of Conners’ runners and has a strong book across the afternoon.
Guymer was red hot at Goulburn on Sunday, riding a winning treble.
“He is riding in good form so hopefully he can ride a couple more for us on Tuesday,” Conners said.
Race one on the seven event card at Kembla Grange jumps at 1.05pm.
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