While Simon Miller doesn’t know where Amelia’s Jewel may end up one thing for certain is that it’s going to be a ‘wild journey’ with the ‘most freakish’ horse he’s ever trained.
The undefeated daughter of Aga Kahn Stud stallion Siyouni, who demolished her rivals in April’s Group 2 Karrakatta Plate, has had her credentials bolstered even further in recent weeks with former Western Australian-based filly Sheeza Belter claiming last Saturday’s Group 1 JJ Atkins Stakes at Eagle Farm.
“She’s an exciting commodity, she is freakish in what she does at home and I’m not surprised to see her do what she did (in the Karakatta) because she is that brilliant it could be a wild journey,” Miller told Racing Pulse.
Miller confirmed that Amelia’s Jewel won’t be seen in Victoria or New South Wales during the spring carnival, saying Western Australia’s bolstered prizemoney will see his galloper ‘play in her own backyard’ and be targeted towards the newly coined Pinnacle Series.
He said the Peter Walsh-owned filly’s main mission will be the 1800-metre Group 1 Kingstown Town Classic and that she will plot a path towards the feature via November’s Group 2 Western Australian Guineas.
While the Kingston Town Classic is the aim Miller didn’t rule out the potential of brining Amelia’s Jewel back in trip if she doesn’t see out a strong mile in the Guineas.
“I actually don’t know what her pet distance is yet so I would rather figure it all out at home before we go across, because when I go across in the autumn I want to make sure I know what her skillset is so we can hone in on the right races,” he said.
“She’s bred to get a mile yet she is winning races like she’d win a Winterbottom is we aimed her up towards it.”