Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood are still coming down from the high of winning the Gr.1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) with Concert Hall at Ellerslie on Boxing Day, and they are now looking at international targets with the mare.
The daughter of Savabeel has been in faultless form this season, winning three of her five starts, including the Zabeel Classic, Gr.2 Tauranga Stakes (1600m), and Gr.3 Thompson Handicap (1600m), while she has placed in her two other starts, including the Gr.1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m).
Her trainers are now weighing up their options with the mare, but a trip across the Tasman to try and plunder Australian spoils is on the horizon.
“She has been really well after her win in the Zabeel Classic,” James said.
“We are a little bit undecided as to what we do with her. I will most likely incorporate an Australian trip.
“There are a number of options over there, but she will have another run in New Zealand and then work from there.”
One of those New Zealand targets could be the Gr.1 Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham on January 21.
Concert Hall was born and raised at Trelawney Stud for breeder/owner Joan Egan. -NZ Racing News