Jameka To Remain On Home Soil

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Jameka | Bronwen Healy

By Daithi Harvey

Any international targets have been scrapped for Jameka (Aus) (Myboycharlie {Ire}) this year as Ciaron Maher’s mare continues to recover from a bout of travel sickness which afflicted her after her impressive success in the G1 The BMW at Rosehill last month. Maher had previously indicated that the G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe could be on her agenda but the plan is now to keep her on the domestic scene with a second victory in the G1 BMW Caulfield Cup the main objective. “She’s still not quite right so overseas is off and hopefully it won’t hold her back for the Spring Carnival,” Maher told Racing.com. “She’s still recovering from the travel sickness so the Caulfield Cup, provided she’s right, is probably the most likely race for her. It’s a mile-and-a-half race in her own backyard.” Despite her setback this year Maher is still keen to test the 4-year-old against international opposition at some stage before she retires, though she will have to proved she can return to the peak of her powers before that. “She seems quite structurally sound and all that so providing her form warrants it, it’s something to consider. You’d want to be going over there – she’s improved every year but I suppose that will level out sometime – in top form. You wouldn’t just go for the sake of it,” he added.

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