The guy who has identified fame as the breeder of Black Caviar will be chasing a fast racetrack return on his most recent broodmare investment with Miss Keepsake at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Rick Jamieson spent $ 400,000 at last month’s Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale to add Miss Keepsake to his Gilgai Farm broodmare band which contains Helsinge, the dam of Black Caviar.
In 2005, Jamieson paid $ 115,000 for Helsinge and a mating with Bel Esprit developed a filly foal who now, as Black Caviar, is about to consider an unbeaten record onto the international racing stage in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
Jamieson sold Black Caviar as a yearling but he will be part of the Australian entourage to watch the mare grace Royal Ascot.
In his absence, the Joe-Pride-trained Miss Keepsake has been confirmed for the $ 500,000 Tattersall’s Tiara, a Group A single excess weight-for-age race for fillies and mares on Saturday.
The Tiara is the last Group A single race of the Australian thoroughbred season and it could be the last possibility for Miss Keepsake to boost her black kind credentials prior to joining Helsinge at stud.
“Nothing at all definite has been decided about her long term and it will all rely on how she goes in the Tiara,” Gilgai Farm manager Meaghan Strickland-Wood stated.
“We have got our fingers crossed she runs properly.”
Miss Keepsake, who posted her only Group One good results at Eagle Farm when she won the 2010 Queensland Oaks, will be on her second trip to Brisbane in the room of a month.
“She has been via a bit, going by means of the sale ring and coming back to the stable and then trialling,” Pride’s stable foreman Dominic Bracks stated.
“But she has taken no harm. She trialled extremely nicely. She’s a hard small mare.”
Miss Keepsake identified kind during the Sydney autumn with a Kembla Grange win ahead of chasing A lot more Joyous house in the Group A single Queen of the Turf Stakes.
She has been unplaced in two subsequent starts but looked sharp in a narrow Warwick Farm barrier trial 11 days ago.