Premier trainer Tony Gollan intends to make the most of the weaker off- season races with stud-bound Shalwa who scored easily at Eagle Farm.
Shalwa had raced in stakes company at her past three starts including a second in the Listed Just Now Quality two runs back.
Starting at $1.50, Shalwa never looked like losing against a far inferior field in the Queensland Chinese Jockey Club Plate (1000m).
Gollan said Shalwa had won as he expected.
“She had a lot on them and obviously can win something a bit better,” Gollan said.
“But I don’t think she is up to the winter so we will make hay while the sun shines in these races at the end of the summer.
“She is being sold as a broodmare and she has some black-type so a few more wins will help.”
Gollan said Shalwa raced well when fresh and had been mostly confined to a water walker since her previous start a month ago.
Apprentice Baylee Nothdurft went to the lead in the metropolitan jockeys’ premiership with his win leading Ryan Maloney 38 1/2 to 38.
“There is a long way to go before there is a result and it should be exciting in the next few months,” he said.