Trainer Trevor Andrews is hopeful Miss West Coast can be a major three-year-old force at the Ascot carnival following an impressive trial performance on Monday.
Miss West Coast, who was having her first hit out since the Karrakatta Plate (1200m) in April, settled midfield and flashed home strongly to defeat Prince Devoutly and Niccovi.
Under the hands of top apprentice, Jade McNaught at Lark Hill, the Safeguard filly ran her heat in 55.67sec, the second-fastest trial of the morning.
“She went quite nice and did what we expected of her,” Andrews said on Tabradio.
“I wanted her to be ridden a bit quieter to get her to relax and she did that and found that line good.
“She had a good blow afterwards so should derive some good fitness out of it.
“She has certainly done very well with a good break and is a lot more mature now.
“Hopefully she can improve a bit on what she did last time.”
Miss West Coast, a $145,000 yearling, won two races and placed on four other occasions from six starts in a consistent two-year-old season.
Following dual wins at Ascot in January she placed in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m), the Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) and the Karrakatta Plate (1200m).
Andrews praised Miss West Coast’s durability in her maiden campaign.
“She is pretty genuine and hasn’t been out of the first three,” Andrews said.
“The Karrakatta Plate run was massive when she sat three deep the trip.
“She looked the winner 100m out and just peaked on it a bit.
“She has always shown plenty and her work has always been super.
“I’m looking forward to getting her over a trip this time.
“Heading towards the Champion Fillies and Guineas if all goes well.”