Miss Wilson significantly boosted her value at Te Aroha and she isn’t finished yet.
The half-sister by Stratum to the former New Zealand Horse of the Year Jimmy Choux will remain in work after producing a career-high performance to win Saturday’s Group 1 New Zealand Breeders’ Stakes (1600m).
“She won’t be rushed off to retirement, she’s only coming good now and she’ll race on,” trainer John Bary said.
Miss Wilson has breezed through her weekend outing and will now be aimed toward another northern feature next month.
“We’ll keep rolling on toward the fillies and mares’ weight-for-age race at Rotorua,” said Bary, referring to the Group 3 ISCL Rotorua Stakes (1400m) on May 12.
“We know we’re risking weather patterns and if it was going to be a Heavy 10 she wouldn’t be going.
“I’m really pleased with the way she has come through the race. It’s the best she’s ever travelled and she’s holding her condition well.”
Miss Wilson has now won seven of her 25 starts and Bary said one of the keys to the mare was keeping her on the fresh side. Meanwhile, talented stablemate King Louis has been gelded since last racing and is in the spelling paddock.
“He’s a lovely animal and when the penny drops we’ll have a serious horse on our hands,” Bary said.
Runner-up in the Listed Wellesley Stakes (1000m) on debut, he has placed in two of his four subsequent starts and last time out he overcame a wide run to finish fifth in the Group 1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).