Congratulations on the win of your exciting
filly in Monday's The TJ Smith at Eagle Farm. She was very impressive and made favourite
punters very happy with the end result.
During recent starts you have declared Lovely Jubly the
best juvenile in Australia. Now you could be right, but it's something we sadly won't be
finding out for a while.
Despite back to back Group One wins, which are joined by a
great win in the Magic Millions, it appears your filly still won't win the title of being
crowned the Champion 2YO of Australia for this racing season. You could say your filly's victory
was all in vein.
I was quite amazed to hear you tell reporters you are going
to skip the spring carnival with your daughter of Lion Hunter, the reason why I am not
Sure you say that she's had three pretty hard runs (this is
debatable - one was a virtual track gallop) this time in and you are preserving her for
the future, but how about letting us - the general public - see your exciting filly
attempt to match it with the best.
You'd think a race like the Thousand Guineas over a mile at
Caulfield in October would be perfect for Lovely Jubly, but instead of tackling one of
Victoria's features it appears you are taking the softer option and electing to restrict
yourself to the Queensland carnival again.
We all respect you for attempting to preserve your filly
with the future in mind, but with the filly expected to be at her best in her next
preparation isn't it a good option to tackle the southern states?
Being a regular at the Melbourne race meetings, and also a
fan of Lovely Jubly, I find it sad that you are going to deny me the chance of seeing this
filly in the flesh. Although I was on the Gold Coast the day she won the Magic Millions,
most in Melbourne have not seen Lovely Jubly apart from on the television screen.
Many people in the industry would doubt the class of the
Group One races in Brisbane. Remember the filly who won last year's double, Juanmo, has
struggled to get anywhere near her best since. Now I'm sure Lovely Jubly is a better horse
than Juanmo, but how good we may never know.
So, Mr Throsby, please give us the chance of seeing your
star in the south, rip the cotton wool off a bit earlier than currently plan (as long as
all is well with her of course) and send her to Melbourne. The Thousand Guineas appears at
her mercy and if she is a good as you suggest wouldn't the Cox Plate be within her reach