TALENTED MARE Miss What Usain is ready for a another crack at metropolitan racing, according to her trainer and driver Matt Craven.
The four-year-old secured her third win in a month at Terang on Tuesday night after defeating joint-favourites The Bull Pen and Hit the Sky in a 2180-metre pace.
It was the Simon Prendergast, Tanja Siebelink and Russell Nevill-owned trotter's fifth win of 2020 and the 10th of her career, taking her prizemoney total to $62,049.
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Craven said Miss What Usain was ready for another crack at metropolitan racing, which returns in July, based off her recent form.
"She will go to Melton for her next run and have a crack at the metro grade again (on Saturday week)," he said.
"The last time was in age racing and not open-age class mare racing. Her next run will be in a mares feature which will be a massive step up for her.
"Mares in form tend to hold their form well and we are rapt to give her the opportunity. She will race in the Jane Ellen so we are rapt to give her a chance and see if she is capable of racing down there."
The Jane Allen, which has a total of $30,000 prizemoney on offer, is a group three pace feature.
Miss What Usain's last crack at a metropolitan racing was as a three-year-old when she ventured into New South Wales in May, June and July of 2019.
She had scored four wins and one placing in her previous four runs in Victoria before heading north for group one racing.
Craven said Miss What Usain's form deteriorated while racing in Penrith and Menangl and has taken a significant amount of time to regain her top form.
Meanwhile, south-west trainers Darren Cole and John Meade will return to metro racing with Craven this Saturday at Melton.
Cole has The Jet Player in a $20,000 four-year-old or older pace over 1720 metres.
Meade saddles up veteran trotter Sparking Success in a group three race over the same distance.
Craven's Crime Writer, who has three wins from his eight starts this season, will tackle a 1720-metre pacing final.
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