QUEENSLAND youngster Smart As Camm Be has a horror draw and history against her in Saturday night’s Victoria Oaks at Tabcorp Park Melton.
Aiming to maintain her perfect start to the season for trainer Kylie Rasmussen, Smart As Camm Be has drawn barrier six in the Blue Riband.
The daughter of Cammibest slots into five with the removal of the emergency.
“It is a terrible draw,” Rasmussen said. “There is plenty of speed inside her and a big second line which makes it very hard.
“She’s going to need a good run and luck from there.”
Winner of her six outings for the term, including last weekend’s Oaks heat, Smart As Camm Be is attempting to become just second filly from the Sunshine State to capture the Group One since its inception in 1952.
As it stands, Cherry Cheer is the only ‘Banana bender’ on the honour roll having scored at Moonee Valley in 2001 when driven by local reinsman John Caldow.
“With a bit of luck we will be able to add another Queenslander to the list,” Rasmussen said. “It’s not going to be easy.
“From the draw we can’t really afford to go backwards as from what I’ve seen at Melton you’ve got to be close to front.
“Last week’s run has done her more good than harm and I’m sure she will improve from it.”
Following her pending assignment Smart As Camm Be will return home for a short break before being aimed at the Queensland Oaks on July 13.
“She will have a break when we get home,” Rasmussen said. “I will give her a nice freshen-up then get her ready for the Oaks.”