Group 1 Thousand Guineas winning filly Commanding Jewel is back in work at trainer Leon Corstens’ Romsey property in preparation for her race return.
Corstens said Commanding Jewel was quite immature during the Spring and that her recent spell had transformed her into a much bigger and stronger horse.
“She looks a hell of a lot stronger than what she was, I reckon she’s put on between 30 or 40 kilos,” Corstens said.
Though Corstens is yet to decide on her first up race, it is likely Commanding Jewel will be aiming towards the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap (1600m) in April.
In the mean time, her three-quarter sister, the Mark Kavanagh-trained Atlantic Jewel was scanned on Monday. The signs from the scans are promising and they show her injuries have improved enough for the mare to head back towards a racing preparation.
No date has been set for her return but it is more likely that she will return to the race track for the Spring carnival.
By Owens Wong