She ran second in the Group 2 Futurity at Albion Park in late 2019, before also going close in the Group 1 National Futurity Final at Wentworth Park, contesting the Group 2 Oaks at Richmond, running fifth in the Casino Cup before a fourth placed effort in the 2021 Brisbane Cup.
“We have only got one decent box when she was a little baby in a Final, she drew box one in the Futurity in Brisbane” Northfield recalled.
“She got beat a neck on that night.
“Every other Final she makes, it is box five, six or eight, always in the guts there.
“It does not suit her as well in big races.
“If we had a bit of luck at the right time it would be a different story, she has won almost $200,000 and her biggest cheque is $10,000, which is unbelievable.”
On her four-dog heat effort on Thursday night, the trainer says she will need to improve in next week’s match race.
“I was a little bit disappointed, I thought she would have gone better than that,” Northfield said.
“The early speed, she showed none at all.
“Her early speed is usually better than that, box seven did not help.”
Victorian visitor Aston Ulysses, John Catton’s Little Byrnes, TAB Phoenix runner-up Spotted Elk and reigning Capalaba Cup winner Impact each claimed a heat victory on Thursday night.
Kevin Ellis' Impact ran the quickest heat of the four, home in 29.81 seconds.
Four exciting match races will be held over 520 metres at Albion Park next Thursday evening with the fastest time recorded in the series declared the winner of the Golden Ticket, which carries automatic entry into the Group 1 $300,000 Gold Bullion Final early next month.
Meanwhile, the Tony Brett-trained Orchestrate made his return to the track in stunning fashion on Thursday night, equalling his personal best time of 29.66 seconds over 520 metres at Albion Park.
The son of Barcia Bale had not been seen at the races since early November of last year and his comeback triumph gave the star dog a 50 per cent winning record from his 30 career efforts.
Match Races for the Golden Ticket next Thursday night:
Extra Malt (Box 1) vs Magical Cyndie (Box 3)
Kooringa Lucy (Box 1) vs Little Byrnes (Box 3)
Spotted Elk (Box 1) vs Louis Rumble (Box 3)
Impact (Box 1) vs Aston Ulysses (Box 3)