Queensland Oaks tilt on the line at Flemington for Leon and Troy Corstens filly Succeed Indeed

Saturday’s Flemington hit out will determine if trainers Leon and Troy Corstens give the green light for a Group 1 Queensland Oaks tilt for progressive staying filly Succeed Indeed.

The daughter of Akeed Mofeed will be on trial for a trip to the Sunshine State when she lines up in the Off The Track Community Trophy (2000m) on her home track this weekend.

“If she runs really well on Saturday then she will be heading up to Queensland,” Troy Corstens said.

“She worked really well this morning but is just a filly that needs a bit of tempo in her races because she lands herself back in the field.

“If they walk up front it does her no favours but hopefully the bigger track at Flemington suits her perfectly this Saturday.”

The Corstens have given Succeed Indeed a solid grounding in preparation for a potential Group 1 assault with three runs this time in over 1300m and twice at a mile.

Co-trainer Troy Corstens says filly Succeed Indeed is still maturing. Picture: Racing Photos via Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Corstens expects she will now be looking for the step up to 2000m after a last-start sixth over the mile at Caulfield in a three-year-old handicap on May 8.

“She is an out and out stayer,” he said.

“She will come into her own at four or five and getting her up to this trip when she is ready.

“We are really just trying to develop her now and have had to be patient but hopefully she shows enough maturity to get to the Oaks.”

Succeed Indeed has already had one crack at an Oaks in the spring when the filly finished 13 lengths off Personal in the VRC Oaks at Flemington.

She is a $26 contender with TAB fixed odds for the Queensland Oaks, which will be staged on June 5 at Eagle Farm.

The Corstens also have Sweet Karolina nominated for Saturday’s race but will opt against taking the seven-day back-up with the filly, who ran third at Flemington last weekend.

Sweet Karolina also has a nomination for the Queensland Oaks however a trip to the Sunshine State is a bridge too far this preparation.

Originally published asSucceed at home and mare is off to Queensland

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