Exciting Filly Skybird primed for shot at Group 1 glory in Adelaide

Exciting young Filly Skybird looks to add more Group 1 success to Mitch Freedman's trying CV as she lines up in the Goodwood Handicap this weekend, already Group 1 placed can she take that next step

Exciting Filly Skybird primed for shot at Group 1 glory in Adelaide

Mitch Freedman understands the $1 million The Goodwood, which will be run at Morphettville this Saturday, is a significant rise in grade for Skybird, but he sees no reason to not give her a shot at Group 1 glory.

The three-year-old filly Skybird has come through her brilliant win in last Saturday’s Group 2 Tobin Bronze Stakes in fine shape and the Ballarat trainer recognises she might not have too many more chances in a Group 1 with just 53kg.

“Skybird has come through the other day super,” Freedman said.

“Skybird will have a little gallop Tuesday, but we won’t do too much with Skybird because she’s had all that travel and she’ll have to travel back for the race.

“Skybird is going to be up against it in that class, it’s going to be a significant rise for Skybird with the opposition she’s facing, but she’s going to get 53 kilos, so that’s a bit of a carrot.”

The Tobin Bronze Stakes was just her second start this campaign, following a sixth placing at Bendigo over 1100m with 61kg, and Freedman is confident the daughter of Exosphere remains on the up.

“I think there’s still a little bit more to come, but at the same time we don’t want to be doing too much with Skybird at home now,” he said

“I think that run the other day will just top Skybird off nicely and Skybird be ready to fire next Saturday.”

Skybird is aiming to emulate Royal Merchant, who last year joined Dapper’s Hope as the only three-year-olds to complete the Tobin Bronze Stakes-The Goodwood double in the same season.

THE GOODWOOD HANDICAP 2024 FIELD

1200M RACE AT MORPHETTVILLE RACECOURSE

RACE TIME: 4:30 PM

MAY 11, 2024

1. Vilana (16)
J: TODD PANNELL
T: JAMES CUMMINGS
W: 59KG
2. Amelia’s Jewel (9)
J: DAMIAN LANE
T: SIMON A MILLER
W: 56.5KG
3. Climbing Star (13)
J: LACHLAN NEINDORF
T: PHILLIP STOKES
W: 56.5KG
4. Sghirripa (15)
J: CRAIG NEWITT
T: SHANE & CASSIE OXLADE
W: 56KG
5. Extremely Lucky (6)
J: JAKE TOEROEK
T: WILL CLARKEN & NIKI O’SHEA
W: 56KG
6. I Am Me (1)
J: BLAKE SHINN
T: CIARON MAHER
W: 55KG
7. Benedetta (3)
J: MS JAMIE KAH
T: JASON WARREN
W: 55KG
8. Arkansaw Kid (17)
J: BILLY EGAN
T: BEN, WILL & JD HAYES
W: 54.5KG
9. Johnny Rocker (12)
J: RHYS MCLEOD
T: NICK RYAN
W: 54.5KG
10. Rubamos (2)
J: JACOB OPPERMAN
T: AARON BAIN & NED TAYLOR
W: 54.5KG
11. What You Need (11)
J: CRAIG WILLIAMS
T: MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT (JNR)
W: 54.5KG
12. Karacasu (4)
J: TBC
T: RICHARD & CHANTELLE JOLLY
W: 54.5KG
13. Grinzinger Prince (10)
J: MS EMILY FINNEGAN
T: CODY REARDON
W: 54.5KG
14. Learning To Fly (14)
J: CHAD SCHOFIELD
T: ANNABEL NEASHAM
W: 54KG
15. Oscar’s Fortune (8)
J: WILLIAM PIKE
T: DION LUCIANI
W: 53.5KG
16. Skybird (5)
J: BEAU MERTENS
T: MITCHELL FREEDMAN
W: 53KG
17. Stretan Angel (7)
J: DANIEL STACKHOUSE
T: PHILLIP STOKES
W: 52.5KG

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