May 20, 2015
NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, May 19, 2015: FORMER South Australian filly Fitocracy is likely to make her debut for Kris Lees at Doomben on Saturday.
But her appearance in the Doomben Roses (2020m) may be her only start for her new trainer.
Fitocracy joined Lees’ Broadmeadow stable about a week ago after previously being prepared at Morphettville by Jon O’Connor.
She was purchased by Melbourne interests after winning the Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) at Morphettvile on April 18 when she started at $31.
A daughter of Denman from the Anabaa mare Reine De Jeu, Fitocracy then wasn’t disgraced when 9th (16 ran)to outstanding West Australian filly Delicacy (subsequent winner of the SA Derby against the males) in the Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on May 2.
Fitocracy galloped at Broadmeadow this morning, but Lees said her work wasn’t anything flash.
“I don’t know a lot about the filly because she only arrived here last week, but at this stage she is likely to run at Doomben on Saturday,” Lees said this morning.
“It could be the only run she has for me. She is scheduled to be sold at the Magic Millions broodmare sale at the Gold Coast on Wednesday week.”
Fitocracy has won two of her 13 starts to date, and has been placed on five occasions.
Lees has also nominated Encosta De Lago filly Kissed By The Sun for the Doomben Roses, but has not yet committed her to a Brisbane trip.
Kissed By The Sun won successive races over 1600m and 2018m at Tamworth and Taree before finishing fifth in a Benchmark 65 Handicap (2080m) at Gosford on May 7. She was subsequently vetted, but there were no abnormalities.
Meanwhile, Fine Bubbles will be given another chance to earn a Brisbane winter carnival berth following her seventh to Divertire in the $200,000 Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) at the Scone carnival last Saturday.
“I was a little disappointed with her, but all the same she wasn’t disgraced,” Lees said.
“She had the right run and was in the right spot on the home turn, but didn’t let down.
“Perhaps the firm track was against her. She is definitely better with a bit of cut out of the ground.
“I will run her again in Sydney in a couple of weeks, but realistically she would have to win or race very well to justify heading north with her for fillies and mares’ races.”