Don't Underestimate Onemorezeta

Feb 02, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Monday, February 2, 2015: WHILST Protectionist and Lucia Valentina are his established stars, trainer Kris Lees is also looking forward to the autumn with Onemorezeta.

The lightly-raced filly - a Flemington spring carnival winner - may have been overshadowed to some degree by the presence of her glamor stablemates at this morning's Broadmeadow trial session.

But there's no way her trainer is underestimating her.

Onzemorezeta (Hugh Bowman) won her 900m trial in 53.01secs, beating her older and well-performed stablemate Thump, who captured the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) at Warwick Farm nearly 12 months ago.

It was Onemorezeta's second hitout since beating smart fillies Eloping and Tawteen in the Group 3 Red Roses (1100m) at Flemington on November 6. She was given an easy time in an 800m Gosford trial on January 21 prior to this morning's hitout.

Onemorezeta was unbeaten at all three starts in the spring, rising from a Muswellbrook Maiden success to trumping her own sex on the biggest stage at the Melbourne Cup carnival.

"She has come back even better," Lees said today after Onemorezeta's trial.

"I'm looking forward to the autumn with her. I feel she is in for a really good preparation."

Onemorezeta, raced by long-time Lees Racing client Bob Hannon, is a daughter of Group 1 winner Onemorenomore.

Like Lucia Valentina, she will resume at Randwick on Saturday week - but in the $175,000 Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) against her own sex.

Lees had a busy morning at the trials with no less than 25 starters.

Selectify (2nd), Parraay (3rd) and Hera (8th) all ran in the same 900m trial as Lucia Valentina (5th) behind winner Whisperossa.

Import Slow Pace ran sixth in Onemorezeta's 900m hitout, whilst Scorpio Queen (3rd) and Fine Bubbles (6th) trialled behind winner Klisstra over 800m.

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