By Glenn Davis
Sunshine Coast trainer Tom Button will give promising filly Cool Intelligence her first look at Mackay on Tuesday ahead of a return trip for the $100,000 QTIS Northern Jewel on May 29.
Cool Intelligence will be out to maintain her unbeaten record for Button in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Benchmark 65 Handicap over 1100 metres.
The daughter of Nicconi was originally trained by Toby Edmonds and son Trent at the Gold Coast, but was transferred to Button after eight starts.
However, Button struck immediate success with Cool Intelligence when she won on debut over 1200 metres in Maiden company at the Sunshine Coast last month.
“She’s only had one start for me and won quite well at the Sunshine Coast,” Button said.
“She had good form for Toby leading into her first run for me and she raced up to what she had done previously.
“If she runs well, I’m looking at running her in the Northern Jewel over 1300 metres at Mackay at the end of the month.
“It’s a nice race for her and is worth $60,000 to the winner.”