2020 Bendigo Cup (2400m) winner Princess Jenni hasn’t had the ideal lead up for Saturday’s listed Pakenham Cup (2500m), but trainer David Brideoake is quietly confident of his mare’s chances.
Princess Jenni suffered from a foot abscess following her win in the Bendigo Cup, which gives her a less than ideal five week break between runs; but Brideoake is positive that retaining Jye McNeil is a big tick for his charge.
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“The foot abscess meant she couldn’t run in the Zipping Classic, which was a bit of a nuisance, but we’ve pressed on and she’s coming into this race fresh and in good shape,” Brideoake said on Wednesday.
“Jye rode her so well at Bendigo and it’s nice to have his services again as he’s really taken giant steps in his career.”
Princess Jenni will have to go around with a big 61kg on her back, but Brideoake has taken the impost as a compliment, saying it points to what the mare has achieved in her career to date, with a shade under $1 million of earnings so far.
“She’s got that sort of weight because of what’s she’s done over her career,” he said of the G1 Schweppes Oaks winner.
Princess Jenni is currently a $5 chance for the Pakenham Cup.
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