Once Deering made the decision to race Monday, a short turnaround was always on the cards given Flying Yuna’s appetite for work.
“Even before she came out and won on Monday I said if she ran a good second or third in that race, I was going to back her up in the Fifth Grade heats on Thursday, her recovery time is exceptional,” Deering said.
“She’s ended up in a tough race drawn box four, but she’s only in that race due to her form and can hopefully step up to the mark.
“If we’re able to come out with a good first sectional she should get across the inside three early; Kooringa Lucy is a class above, but you never know from box eight at the 600 start.”
Now she’s up to Thursday grade, Deering is keen to proceed over the middle distance but given Flying Yuna’s motor, the pair are ready to explore the 700 in due time.
“Her next few starts will be over the 600 metres, but a jump to the 700 in the next few months is definitely on the cards,” he said.
“They say the 630 at Ipswich is almost as tough as the 700 at Albion and she hits the line strong in those races.
“If I spot a nice Gifth Grade preferably with a smaller field I’d jump at the chance, she should have the pace to get to the front and we’d find out late if she can run it.”
Flying Yuna has turned into one of the best investments Deering has ever made, with plenty of good times to come for the duo.
“For a bitch I picked up for $2000 and didn’t know a hell of a lot about she’s delivered in spades, she’s up over $22,000 in prize money after Monday’s win,” he said.
“She’s won seven races for me now, four of those coming in her last eight starts since she’s been up over the distance.
“She’s not three until May and having only just found her calling I’d say her best racing is in front of her.”