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 Australian Racing News 
Wednesday, July 29 2020

Mornington trainer David Brideoake has big expectations with Group One winner Princess Jenni (NZ) (High Chaparral) heading into the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

A big spring is predicted for Princess Jenni. Photo: Darryl Sherer

The Gr.1 South Australian Oaks (2000m) winner has impressed Brideoake in track work and he is looking forward to giving the daughter of High Chaparral her first hit-out later this week.

“I think Princess Jenni is in good shape. We go to a first jumpout and we will toddle along and see how she goes,” Brideoake told Racing.com.

“I’m sure she will go well. She’ll have another one in a couple of weeks’ time and then we will make a bit of an assessment of where she is.

“She has got the good races in front of her. We will probably kick her off over 1400m, I would say that we are probably on track later in August. The Memsie (Gr.1, 1400m) might be somewhere to kick her off.”

Princess Jenni had a lucrative spring last year, winning the Gr.2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) and finishing fourth to Melody Belle in the Gr.1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m).

The rising five-year-old could only muster a placing in the Listed March Stakes (1400m) in the autumn and Brideoake believes she has taken plenty of improvement from a spell.

“I thought she was very good first-up (in the autumn). I didn’t think her other two runs were as good as I was expecting,” he said.

“I just wasn’t quite happy with her (in the autumn), so she just went out a bit early, had a good break and I’m really pleased with her.”

Bred by the Sunlight Trust, Princess Jenni was purchased out of Phoenix Park’s 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale draft for $120,000.

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