|Leon Corstens hasn't ruled out a start in the Moonee Valley Oaks for
Haste Ye Back after that filly scored a fighting win in the $40,500 Auspower Plate (1400m)
at Caulfield today.
Corstens said he would nominate
the daughter of Danewin for next weekend's Group Two AV Kewney Stakes at Flemington and
could look to the Oaks at the Valley.
"We'll see what sort of nominations are received for
the Kewney and we may run there and she could be a (Moonee Valley) Oaks chance,"
"But looking at the Oaks now is a bit silly as she has
to prove she can settle and get the trip first," he added.
The win continued a huge
week for leading local jockey Brett Prebble. The multiple Scobie Breasley Trophy winner
rode an early double at Flemington on Wednesday before zipping to hospital for the birth
of his first child.
"It's been a big week," a proud Prebble said when
referring to his newborn son Thomas.
"Mum and baby are going really well, so it's been
great," Prebble added.
Haste Ye Back did a great job in the Auspower Plate (1400m)
and Prebble had the mare ready to strike at the top of the straight. After hitting the
front the filly had to pull out all reserves to hold off the challenge from Lady Mulroy on
the inside of the track.
At the post Haste Ye Back held a short head margin over
Lady Mulroy, while Miss La La was a further length and a quarter away in third place.
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