Trisha Lea kept her unbeaten hurdles record in tact at Te Aroha on Sunday when taking out the John Wheeler Racing Stables Hurdle (3100m).
It was her second win from as many starts and trainer Kylie Little is now eyeing a Boutique Body Corporates Great Norther Hurdle (4190m) tilt with the daughter of Zed at Ellerslie on Saturday.
“She pulled up after the race really well and licked the bowl clean last (Sunday) night,” Little said. “I’m toying with the idea of maybe starting in the Northern this weekend.
“She had today off and she will work tomorrow. If Charlie (Studd, jockey) feels she has bounced back we’ll put the nomination in and make the final call on Wednesday morning.
“She has been a wonderful mare for us. She is so tough and we have to admire how much she has done for us.”
Little moved to Cambridge from her Wairarapa base earlier this year and she said she is enjoying her time in the north.
“We are based at Gary Alton’s, so we have got the use of the treadmill and we are right next to the swimming pool and across the road from the track,” she said.
“We are pretty happy with what is happening at the moment.”
Meanwhile, stablemate Lucyinrio could be set to target the Gr.3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at Hastings next month if her preparation goes to plan.
“Lucyinrio trials on Tuesday, so we look forward going into the summer with her,” Little said. “She has placed in Group Two and Group Three company.
“We will look at kicking her off at Ruakaka in a couple of weeks if she trials up well. She placed in the Red Badge Sprint a couple of years ago, so that could be a possibility for her.”