The Tasmanian Oaks will be a topic for discussion after top local filly Hot Dipped remained unbeaten in her home state with her success in Sunday's Listed Strutt Stakes (2100m) at Hobart.
Hot Dipped has won her eight starts in Tasmania over distances ranging from 1100m to 2100m but trainer Brendan McShane said connections would decide whether to go again in the Tasmanian Oaks (also 2100m) at Launceston on February 19.
"I can't see anything stopping her from doing that," McShane said. "But we'll sit down and discuss it."
McShane said he gave jockey Bulent Muhcu a single instruction when legging him onto the daughter of Written Tycoon before the rider perfectly carried out his orders.
"I only gave Bulent one instruction, to not use her brutal let-down speed to creep into the race," McShane said.
"Average out the sections and you'll see why he went for home so early. That was my instruction, balance out the sections and you'll win."
Muhcu let Hot Dipped travel comfortably in the second half of the field for the first 1400m before easing her wide to improve into the race slowly from the 700m.
Hot Dipped ($1.70 fav) was in striking distance of the leaders on the home turn before her turn of foot proved too much for her opposition in the straight as she strode to her eighth win from 11 starts by three-quarters of a length over Wyuna ($20.30).
The Lindsay Park-trained Triband ($10.10) was a long neck further back in third while the $ 4.30 second pick Rodin's Doll finished seventh after getting back in the field.
Courtesy of Racenet.com.au - Brad Waters - 05/02/17. Image courtesy of Magic Millions.