Heathcote takes chance to come south during Queensland protest
“We probably wouldn’t be down without the rebate, because we know how hard it is to win there,” Heathcote said.
“It is tough for me to assess the Sydney form, but I do know she has come back in good order – class1, class 3, class 6. She has been dominant in each of them and we might have found the right race down there.
“I find the best form analysts are bookies. “
Stella Victoria joined the Heathcote stable at the beginning of the winter carnival and after a couple of unplaced runs was spelled.
“It wasn’t the plan to go to Melbourne but it wasn’t the plan to come to Sydney,” Heathcote said.
“We have a couple of listed races up here in November and they were the races I was targeting with her and this will give us a good idea how good she is against Sydney horses.”
Zofonic Dancer is another that Heathcote tested during the winter carnival, but he didn’t prove to be a Derby contender.