Classy mare Let’s Make Adeal was a standout performer for Nigel Blackiston over a brief winter campaign, and the Flemington-based trainer has revealed she will likely to return to competition in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield in September.
Posting three wins and a further nine minors through 28 career starts so far, Lets’ Make Adeal ran a close second behind Atlantis Dream in the Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) first-up on May 2nd; progressing to success in the Listed Centaurea Stakes (2000m) and returned to the paddock after placing a credible fourth in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2200m) on June 6th.
Understandably pleased with the results posted by the Red Ransom mare through her recent campaign, Blackiston believes the five-year-old has been unlucky to miss the final field for the Melbourne Cup in recent years and will again be set on a path towards the feature race, beginning with the 2015 Naturalism Stakes.
“She’s come through super,” Blackiston told Racing Ahead.
“She’s had just over two weeks up in the sun in Brisbane and she’ll be heading back this week to get ready for another spring campaign.
“We’ve tried the last two years to go into the Cup and missed out very closely so we’ll try and find her a path where we can get her qualified.
“Races like the Naturalism and similar races should be ideal for her.”
Having posted credible mid-pack finishes in each of the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) and Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) most notably through the 2014 autumn, Let’s Make Adeal returned in spring for sixth in the Listed Thoroughbred Bloodstock Stakes (1700m) before progressing to third in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) and fifth in the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) most notably.
Let’s Make Adeal is currently available at 2015 Melbourne Cup odds of $51 for success with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.