Being a three-year-old at this time of year keeps a lot of doors open for Youwantmetoo, but trainer Kerry Parker only has one aim in mind for his filly – to win another race.
Youwantmeetoo broke through at her last start at Nowra last month and comes to Kembla Grange looking to put back-to-back wins together for the first time in her career.
The filly will contest the Dapto Leagues Club F&M Class 1 Handicap (1400m) on Tuesday.
Parker hopes it can help provide him with a guide on what to do next with his lightly-raced three-year-old.
“As a three-year-old, she just might just keep taking steps and be able to jump into something,” Parker said.
“I tend to think she will get over ground. I did have a nomination in for the VRC Oaks but she went amiss and pulled up sore at Hawkesbury.
“Whether she is good enough at this time of year, that is up to her to show us. And whether she will run the trip or not.
“She is out of Wanted by a mare that looks to get over a bit of ground but we will just take each step as it comes.
“There is no aim. The aim is to win another race.”
Youwantmetoo tasted success for the first time on January 14.
After jumping from a wide gate, she was able to roll along on speed in a 1400m maiden before showing a strong kick in the straight to score by ¾ of a length.
“It was a good win at Nowra but you are going up in grade now,” Parker said.
“It is maiden to class 1 and country to provincial. Not too many of them put a couple together like that but she is working well and I expect her to run well.
“It looked a nice race. The three week break into the fillies and mares class 1 is probably the best next option.”
Jay Ford will take the ride on Youwantmetoo on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Parker’s best chance for success on the afternoon won’t arrive into the final event on the card.
Consistent mare Genoveffa will attempt to go one better than a last start second at her home track when she saddles up in the Mullet Creek Mile Benchmark 64 Handicap (1600m).
“She has been racing really well and steps up to the mile which should suit her,” Parker said.
“She gets a good barrier and has a good in-form jockey [apprentice Robbie Dolan] on so just a bit of luck.
“The last two starts she has really hit the line well so it looks like the mile will be right up her alley.
“She has raced like a horse that would get over a bit of ground but we have just had to be patient because of racing programming. We are happy as Larry with her.”
Parker’s stable has been in good form over the past 10 days, with two winners from his past three runners.
Veteran stayer Red Dubawi was the latest to add to that success with a well-earned victory at Newcastle on Saturday.
“It’s always good to see an old trooper like him win. He has been a stalwart of the stable for a long time,” Parker said.