Delicacy To Target Spring Riches

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by Red Belly Sports

South Australian Derby winner Delicacy is likely to head to the spelling paddock in preparation for a tilt at the Melbourne Spring Carnival.


Connections are weighing up whether to back the classy 3-year-old filly up in Saturday’s SA Fillies Classic at Morphettville,  but owner Bob Peters is leaning towards giving her a spell.


“I think that’ll be it for her at this stage,” Peters told News Corp.


“We’ll just monitor her over the next few days and see how she pulls up.


“But I think unless she’s bucking her brands off we won’t be doing too much else with her.”


The daughter of Al Maher’s rapid progression this preparation has all but ensured she will target the Melbourne Spring later this year.


“The way she seems to handle everything, she may go on with it,” said Peters.


“I suppose we have to try, don’t we.”


Delicacy became the just the second filly to complete the SA Oaks/Derby double with her dominant win on Saturday.


Pat Hyland’s Zarita completed the double in 2008.