A TRIP north is a possibility with Loco Diablo thanks to her success in Melton tonight.
By stretching her record to three wins and a second from four starts, the Australian Pacing Gold purchase may have earned a Queensland campaign.
Should Loco Diablo head to the Sunshine State she will be aimed at the South East Oaks in a fortnight followed by the Queensland Oaks a week later.
“Anything is possible,” trainer Emma Stewart said. “It is certainly something to consider.
“She is eligible for the main futurities here in a couple of months, so it will depend on how well everything can fit into her program.
“She is a very nice filly, so we won’t be pushing her too hard so early in her career.”
Driven by Mark Pitt, Loco Diablo led throughout from the pole to score by two-and-a-half metres from recent APG Bullion Final winner, Sahara Breeze.
Scheming was two-and-a-half metres away third in 1:56.8 over 1720 metres.
“That was a handy run from her,” Stewart said. “She keeps doing it quite easily.
“She pretty much h
Stewart and Pitt were also triumphant with Mach Dan, which all but booked his Queensland campaign.
First-up since his unplaced effort in the Miracle Mile at Club Menangle on March 4, Mach Dan rated 1:56.4 over 2240 metres as his stablemates, Amore Vita and Like A Wildfire, filled the placings.
Another APG purchase, the son of Mach Three is being readied for the Sunshine Sprint n a fortnight followed by The Blacks A Fake a week later.
Stewart and Pitt finished the card with a treble thanks to Tempting Tigress’ 1:54.2 performance over 1720 metres.