EXCEPTIONALLY-BRED filly Its Beaujolais will be looking to match the feat of her dam and grand dam as feature winners during the weekend.
Triumphant at her last two starts, Its Beaujolais is engaged in the Alabar Home Grown Classic at Tabcorp Park Melton.
Success in the $50,000 event will see the Maree Caldow-trained youngster join her dam, Life Inthefastlane, and grand dam, Indigenous, as major winners.
Life Inthefastlane captured the 2011 Queen of the Pacific in Melton, while Indigenous secured the 2002 Tasmania Oaks when driven by Caldow’s husband John.
John is set to partner Its Beaujolais in the Group Two.
“I drove Life Inthefastlane and Indigenous, so I guess I’m getting old,” John quipped.
“This filly has plenty of potential and gives a feeling more like Indigenous.
“Indigenous was restricted to just 21 starts, but won 14 of them and was a very nice filly.
“Life Inthefastlane raced against the best of her crop pretty much all the way through and with a bit of luck would have won a couple of Group Ones.”
Winner of her heat, Its Beaujolais faces a tough task in the decider after drawing the middle of the second row.
Despite the early obstacle the Australian Pacing Gold eligible three-year-old is a $1.60 favourite with TAB Fixed Odds.
“The draw hasn’t helped but I’ll try to follow through at the start and look for a forward position,” John said.
“Techys Angel went well to win her heat, but like us, she is off the back.
“There were a number of good runs in the heats, so it wouldn’t surprise to see any of them win on the night.”