EXCITING youngster Goodtime Heaven is set to embark on another interstate campaign.
In what will double as a welcome reprieve from Melbourne’s winter, Victorian trainer Courtney Slater has added the Queensland Oaks to her stable star’s program.
The Blue Riband is scheduled to be run at Albion Park on July 14.
Goodtime Heaven earned the trip with a gutsy win in yesterday’s New South Wales Breeders’ Challenge Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
“She’s back home to have a couple of easy days, then we’ll be looking at taking her to Queensland for the Oaks,” said part-owner Ian Slater, who selected the filly at the Australian Pacing Gold Sale.
“She’s really come of age this season and done a marvellous job. Hopefully she can continue that when we head north.”
Driven by Glen Craven, Goodtime Heaven was three-wide early from the outside of the front row before being settled outside the leader, defending champion Molly Kelly.
Forging her way to the front along the home straight, the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven completed a metre-and-a-half win from Molly Kelly, with Callmequeenbee three-and-a-half metres away third.
Covering the mile in 1:52.1, the three-year-old provided Courtney with her maiden Group One success.
“She was made to earn it, but earn it she did,” Slater said. “To do it tough like she did and still come out on top is a great effort.
“I picked her at the APG Sale on her breeding with the view of having her as a broodmare later on, but she’s giving us plenty to enjoy along the way as a race filly.”