The Opera House steps out at Gosford
The Queensland Oaks is the long range target for striking white filly The Opera House who will have her second start at Gosford on Wednesday.
The Kris Lees-trained Zabeel filly, who is a three-quarter sister champion Might And Power, lines -up in the E Group Security Maiden Plate (1600m).
She finished off well when fifth to Brother Patrick in her long awaited debut over 1400 metres at Newcastle on Boxing Day.
"She’s done well since the run and will run a good race," Lees said.
"It was a pretty hot race as it turned out at Newcastle with Brother Patrick franking the form."
The Paul Messara-trained Brother Patrick followed up the win with victory at Randwick on Saturday.
"She’ll most likely have a spell after this and we’ll probably bring her back for the winter," Lees said.
Connections are keen to run The Opera House in the Queensland Oaks in June, a race Lees won in 2005 with Vitesse Dane.
The Opera House was bought for $270,000 at the Magic Millions sale her owners include flamboyant businessman John Singleton, retired rugby league star Andrew Johns and eight others who won their shares in a competition.
The Opera House was the only white foal from the 18,000-strong foal crop of 2006 registered with the Australian Stud Book.
By Russell Jackson