A clear future for Just A Blur
Canberra based trainer Paul Jones is confident progressive filly Just A Blur is a horse to watch in the future as he rates her very similar to retired Canberra Cup victor Fill The Page.
While still a maiden after two starts Jones said they both had very similar characteristics at similar stages in their career.
"She has indicated to us so far that she will be a stayer down the track, she is very quick she reminds me of Fill The Page a fair bit," Jones said.
"At the same stages she has shown us a lot of the same sort of things, Fill The Page took a fair while to break her maiden but that was because she was inexperienced and kept doing a few things wrong in her race.
"I think she had about eight starts before she [Fill The Page] really started to realise her potential.
"She is probably a little more resilient than her [Fill The Page] she is a bit bigger and is probably the same size as Fill The Page now as she was when she was an older horse."
Returning from a break at Canterbury on Wednesday the daughter of Dane Shadow proved must unlucky when just missing out on the placings behind the Gai Waterhouse trained Forever Loved.
"She copped a fair bit of buffering in the straight and was quite unlucky probably not to run second," Jones said.
Still proving quite green in the straight she worked home solidly with Jones now planning on dropping her back in grade next start.
"It was only her second start on Wednesday and will now probably look to bring her back to the country for our raceday and let her get some confidence there," Jones said.
"Hopefully we can get the chocolates there and then we can pick out another race in Sydney for her."
Rated one of his leading two-year-olds last season Jones is confident she can go on to bigger and better things.
"She has always shown us above average ability," Jones said.
"Probably towards the end of the season she was our leading two-year-old, Chasing Charlie came out and set the world on fire at his first race start and then he got tipped out and brought back in.
"In that time she bobbed up and when we started galloping them together she was a bit better than him."
Out of a Woodman mare in Lenswood, Jones felt she will be better over further and can shape up to be one of the better performed gallopers from the family.
"She comes out of a sort of tradesman like family and I think potentially she can go on to be one of the better ones out of that family," Jones said.