AAP Horse Racing

Dubai option for G1 winning filly Oohood

By AAP Newswire

A trip to Dubai for a rich race on the World Cup night program is among the possible targets for Group One-winning filly Oohood this campaign.

The Tony McEvoy-trained Flight Stakes winner makes her return in Saturday's Group Two Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick ahead of Group One races in the coming weeks in Sydney.

Depending on her form, Oohood could then travel to Dubai for the Group One Dubai Turf (1800m) at Meydan on March 30.

"She will go to the Group One Surround Stakes after this, then into the Group One Coolmore Classic," McEvoy told RSN927.

"And then (owner) Sheikh Khalifa is a bit keen to take her to Dubai to run in the Dubai Turf.

"So we'll just see what her form is like before making that decision."

After a string of feature race placings as a two-year-old, Oohood broke through for her first win at her 10th start with victory in the Group One Flight (1600m) for three-year-old fillies last September at Randwick.

Oohood then finished third in the Group One Caulfield Guineas before being unplaced in the Empire Rose Stakes at the end of her campaign.

McEvoy says Oohood has grown and strengthened since the spring and he believes she can make her presence felt in her return at Randwick.

"She's going superb," McEvoy said.

"She was lovely and bright this morning at Warwick Farm. She's ready to go and she'll be right there at the business end, I can assure you."