Hara's Luna Takes On Middle Distance Stars

Trainer Jemma Daley is entertaining the possibility of a staying career for her classy prospect Hara’s Luna which runs in the QGOLD Winter Chase heats on Thursday.

HIGHLY promising bitch, Hara's Luna, takes on the more experienced middle distance performers in a heat of the QGOLD Winter Chase (600m) at Albion Park on Thursday night with trainer Jemma Daley even looking at the possibility of stepping her up further in distance.

Hara's Luna, a daughter of Feral Franky and Hara's Bonnie, has raced just nine times for five wins.

She has drawn box six in the Winter Chase heat and comes up against the likes of Amendola, Cyndie's Cyndie, Jewel Bee and Hidden Agenda all of them proven top grade performers.

"I thought it was best to be taking on this race than the Emerging Sprinters over 520 metres," Daley said.

"That race was always going to get hot sprinters."

Daley has successfully switched Hara's Luna to middle distance racing and she showed her potential with a 36.92 second win over 630m at Ipswich on March 30.

"To break 37 seconds over 630 metres at Ipswich before she had turned two meant she is progressing in the right direction," she said.

"I'm confident she can run 700 metres as well but this is the ideal stepping stone to those races."

With the Winter Carnival boasting a series of rich 600m and 710m races, Daley is aware there are plenty of options for Hara's Luna.

""If she shows me she is ready to run 700 metres already, then she could step up to that distance for the big races coming up," she said.

"The 600 metre start all depends on the box draw, but not so much over 710 metres.

"That's what could sway me."

Hara's Luna was the medium of a large offer to buy her after she ran 30.29 winning a Novice at Ipswich back in February and backed that up with a Novice win in 30.23.

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