Kent Speculates On Summerbliss In 2013 ATC Australian Oaks

April 19th, 2013

Trainer Mick Kent is hopeful that Summerbliss can give tomorrow’s 2013 ATC Australian Oaks a real shake when she contests the $550,000 event at Royal Randwick.

Summerbliss has won one of her six race starts and has earned more than $140,000 in prize money during her short horse racing career.

The Danehill Dancerfilly has failed to claim a win since her debut run at Ballarat in October last year.


Summerbliss will be looking to recreate stablemate Absolutely's (pictured) win when she runs in the 2013 ATC Australian Oaks tomorrow. Picture by Taron Clarke.

Summerbliss went on to place third behind Dear Demi and Zydeco in the Group 1 Crown Oaks later in the spring and will be searching to claim her first Black Type win in the 2013 ATC Australian Oaks.

The three-year-old finished seventh in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes last start and will be out to improve her form in time for tomorrow’s race.

Despite her last start result, Kent reveals he has high hopes for Summerbliss going into the 2013 ATC Australian Oaks.

However, he admits that he is worried about race favourite Habibi, who finished third in the Vinery Stud Stakes last start and won the Group 1 NZ Derby the run before.

“I’m pretty happy with (Summerbliss) and she’s getting to her right trip,” Kent said.

“But the New Zealand filly looks pretty good.”

Kent’s last ATC Australian Oaks winner was Absolutely, who won in the wet in 2011.

The trainer said it was hard to compare the two fillies since their racing style is so different.

“Absolutely probably had more of a turn of foot. This filly is just a real stayer,” he said.

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