IMMEDIATE plans remain uncertain with classy youngster Momentslikethese.
Thrilled with the filly’s success in last night’s Queensland Oaks at Albion Park, trainer Jess Tubbs is yet to decide on Momentslikethese’s next target.
With a host of majors – including the Victoria Oaks – options later in the year, Tubbs will make a firm decision on Momentslikethese’s campaign after she returns home.
During the interim the Australian Pacing Gold purchase will enjoy “a few days to relax”.
“I’m not sure what is next for her,” Tubbs said. “We’ll get her home safely and let her enjoy a bit of time off in a paddock with her mates while we decide.
“There are a few good options late in the year such as the Oaks and Sires’, so those are the long term plans with her.”
Driven by champion reinsman Luke McCarthy, Momentslikethese was given time to settle into her stride from barrier five as Chrissy Chic led from gate three.
Angled three-wide during the middle stages, the three-year-old was sent forward to test the pacemaker from the ‘death seat’.
Digging deep along the home straight, Momentslikethese staved off a late challenge from Soho Broadway to score by a head.
Sport Dancer was six metres away third in 1:55.7 over 2138 metres.
Owned by the Alabar 2019 No 1 Syndicate, Momentslikethese stretched her record to seven wins and nine placings from 25 starts for earnings of $$146,825.
An exceptionally-bred pacer, Momentslikethese is by Art Major from Mint Julep, which boasts two Group One winners from three starters.
Mint Julep is an unraced daughter of multiple Group One winning mare Jadah Rose, which has the perfect record from five starters, including quadruple Group One winner, Guaranteed.
“I’m so excited for her owners,” Tubbs said. “They are enjoying the ride with her.
“She has matured so much this season and just takes everything in her stride.
“It was a faultless drive by Luke and I can’t thank him and Belinda enough for looking after her while she was in Queensland.”