There’s no more restricted grade for the chaser who tackles open company Saturday night, and she’ll have to overcome a couple of good ones if she wants to keep her record intact.
“It’s great to have a Fourth Grade race back at Ipswich on a Saturday night, you don’t get them very often and she finds it in form and not having lost at the track and trip,” Russell said.
“That said, it’s a hot field and she’s drawn a pretty ordinary box in the seven; she’s going to have her work cut out chasing Frieda Las Vegas and Mahogany Row in the one and two.
“I think they’re the clear dangers, Frieda Las Vegas finally draws a box and if she gets away well will be hard to run down, but she hasn’t seen the 630 yet.
“Mahogany Row is a dog who has and will be hitting the line strong - the jump is critical for us.”
Javens always showed promise over the 500 metres but struggled to string races together, a problem she’s not having since making the jump.
“The results have continued post Col Harris Series, it’s another step up in class going to the 600 at Albion to race and she hasn’t been out of the placings in four attempts and got rewarded with a win last start - she’s very honest,” Russell said.
“She was lacking that consistency over the 520 metres, she could run a race on her day but had to have all the breaks go her way, over the extra distance with her mid-race motor even if she finds trouble early she’ll chase hard and recover.”
Javens is the progeny of hot sire KC And All and She’s Scandalous, and the blossoming stayer isn’t the only bitch Russell is excited about, with Oski winning her first five starts and placed in the Group 3 Fly Amy before injury struck.
“The owner Rodney Duff did a deal with the breeder, he sent him the KC And All straw and in return we got two bitches which turned out to be Javens and Oski, who have turned into a couple of really handy ones,” he said.
“Oski’s been doing some work up the straight at home, we’ll probably look at getting her back to the track in the next fortnight and fingers crossed she holds up injury wise because I think she’s a potential Group bitch.”