The second best racing offspring of sire sensation Sidestep, struts her stuff this weekend at stakes level.
And does so for new owners and a new trainer.
Longbottom (Sidestep-Orphrey) has had three starts to date, for two wins and a narrow 2nd in the big Inglis Challenge.
She has won $82,125 thus far, a far cry short of Sidestep’s leading light, Gr 1 Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi with $2.3million earned.
But Longbottom has enormous potential, and her new list of owners who form part of the might of Australian Bloodstock, certainly must think so.
They paid $140,000 for her last week.
Which is a nice old earn for her original connections who shelled out just $5,500 for her as a yearling. They sent her to Brett Cavanough and she won that $82,125 from a win in the Starmaker on debut, then a Saturday city win at Eagle Farm before the narrow loss to the impressive Split last start.
Kris Lees now trains her and he has set her for the $125,000 Listed Oxlade Stakes over 1200m on Saturday at Doomben with Brenton Avdulla to ride.
She has gate 3 and faces off against recent city winners: PERUDO (who won at stakes level last start); Diamond Thunder (who won in Sydney); and Niedorp who beat Perudo at Doomben in March.
Last start winner Ready To Roam is there as well as others in the field including Underwood who has won her past two, and the Team Snowden juvenile California Zimbol who scored brilliantly on debut at Canterbury recently.
If Longbottom can win she becomes the 2nd stakes winner by Sidestep, who had a nom sell to him for $25,000 this week.