After showing promise during her first preparation which included three city wins, talented filly My Pendant is set for a late-season return at Flemington.
My Pendant made her debut in October and after two second-placed finishes she pieced together city wins at Sandown, The Valley and Flemington.
Trainer Danny O’Brien kept the filly ticking over for a crack at The Vanity (1400m) in February eight weeks after her Flemington win, but the three-year-old was spelled after finishing unplaced in the Group Two race.
My Pendant resumes in Saturday’s TAB/ATA Trainers’ Trust Handicap (1200m) for three-year-olds and O’Brien says the filly is forward enough to perform strongly.
“She’s really well,” O’Brien said.
“She trialled at Flemington last Friday on the course proper and the trial was excellent. She had great form earlier in the season and we’re expecting her to run well.
“We tried to keep her going for The Vanity in February. Obviously we were just trying to get that look at a black-type race, but it didn’t work out that way.
“So we gave her a good break and now she’s ready to go again.
“She appreciates a bit of give in the ground so it’s the right time to have her up and about. And obviously there’s some black-type races through August and September if she proved herself worthy.”
My Pendant is one of three runners for the O’Brien stable at the Flemington meeting.
She will be joined by stable stalwart and Flemington 2000m specialist Second Bullet in the K A Morrison Handicap (2000m) and Ormito in the Harry White Handicap (2500m).
The trainer has two-year-old filly Pouting Lips chasing black-type in Saturday’s Listed Oaklands Plate at Morphettville after a debut win at Echuca.