By Glenn Davis
Trainer Steve Tregea hopes to get a strong pointer as to whether Eloquently will be his next big star when the filly makes her Brisbane metropolitan debut at Doomben on Saturday.
Eloquently has won her past four starts and will be ridden by Anthony Allen in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap over 1050 metres.
The daughter of Poet’s Voice faces a daunting task to stretch her winning sequence to five when she clashes with Tony Gollan’s boom filly, Miami Fleiss.
Eloquently has won four of her seven starts, including three wins on her home track at Toowoomba, before a commanding win against her own age in a city class race at the deferred Caloundra Cup day meeting at the Sunshine Coast on July 11.
Eloquently has been flying under the radar behind star stable-mate Incentivise (pictured), who was one of the winter carnival discoveries, winning six races on the trot and is now being prepared for a Caulfield and Melbourne Cup campaign.
Tregea is hopeful Eloquently can match it with Miami Fleiss after drawing barrier eight.
“It will be interesting to see how she goes but I would have liked a better barrier,” Tregea said.
“There’s plenty of speed in the race which will suit us and she doesn’t have to lead.”