Distance Query For Missy Longstocking In 2013 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes

May 23rd, 2013

Jockey Damian Browne is eager to see if Missy Longstocking can get the distance in the 2013 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes this Saturday.

Missy Longstocking will be running the 1,350 metre distance for the first time in the race.

The two-year-old won her last start over 1,200 metres in the Listed Lancaster Stakes, with her other career wins coming over 1,000 metres and 850 metres.

Browne believes that Missy Longstocking’s latest win was full of merit, despite the nose margin.

Missy Longstocking

Missy Longstocking will be running the 1,350 metre distance for the first time in the 2013 BRC Sires' Produce Stakes. Picture by Daniel Costello.

“The win probably wasn’t as impressive as a lot of people were expecting but a lot of credit should go to the second horse who really gave a good kick at the furlong and made us work for it,” Browne said.

“She also ran a second faster than the boys did in the previous race so I can’t see much that was wrong with the run.”

Browne is also pleased with Missy Longstocking’s inside barrier draw , which will allow her to slot into an ideal position on the rail.

“She was three wide the other day but from the one alley she could be able to find a nice spot this time and she’s such a relaxed filly it’s going to make her task a lot easier,” he said.

“Obviously the 1350 metres is the query but drawing the fence will mean she’s not going to be covering any extra ground.

“If she’d drawn another bad gate and was going to be stuck three-wide like she was last week that was going to make it very difficult for her.”

Trainer Liam Birchley will use the 2013 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes to decide whether Missy Longstocking would be a chance in the Group 1 JJ Atkins over 1,600 metres on June 8, 2013.

“She’d had have to be hitting the line and screaming out for the mile otherwise she’ll spell for the spring,” Birchley said.

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