New Zealand and Perth winner Lil Miss Hilarious will be on a $150,000 WA Oaks trial when she tackles the $50,000 Daintys Daughter Classic (2130m) for trainer Brad Groves at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
The filly finished strongly from sixth position and broke a Gloucester Park class record by rating 1:56.7 in winning last Friday week's Find Thirty Every Day Pace (1730m) at her WA debut.
Busselton owner Barry Howlett, who raced Lil Miss Hilarious in New Zealand, decided on a Perth campaign after she won by 20m from older horses over 2200m at Cambridge in November.
"We gave her time to acclimatise here and she settled in well," Pinjarra-based Groves said.
"There was concern on how she would handle Gloucester Park's 800m circuit after racing on bigger tracks in New Zealand.
"But Lil Miss Hilarious cornered perfectly at full speed from the 300m. She was prepared by one of the leading Kiwi trainers, Brent Mangos, and is well educated.
"The filly has been kept fresh since last Friday week's win.
"Trackwork suggests she benefited from her first race for more than two months."
Reinsman Aldo Cortopassi, who timed the filly's finishing run to perfection last Friday week, is booked to retain the drive.
"We hope Aldo can repeat the Daintys Daughter Classic and WA Oaks wins he scored with Artemis Belle in 2011," Groves said.
Meanwhile, defending champion Im Themightyquinn drew gate five and arch rival Mysta Magical Mach has copped the back line in Saturday night's $50,000 Inter Dominion Qualifying Heat (2536m) at Gloucester Park.
Im Themightyquinn won his second straight Inters title when narrowly beating Mysta Magical Mach in the final over 2506m at Gloucester Park 11 months ago.
Mysta Magical Mach turned the tables in winning the Lord Mayor's Cup (2536m) by 1.5m from Im Themightyquinn last Friday week.
Nine horses will contest the Gloucester Park heat and two are expected to earn berths in the $750,000 Sydney Inter Dominion Championship Final (3000m) at Menangle on March 3.
"Five inters qualifying heats will be run on Saturday," harness racing chief handicapper Warren Wishart said.
"Sydney has two heats. There will be one each in Perth, Melbourne and New Zealand."
·Prohibited substances caffeine, theobromine and theophyline were detected in a swab from Uncle Kracker after he won at Gloucester Park on December 21.
Trainer Linley Voak has been asked to attend an inquiry into the matter tomorrow week.
"We gave her time to acclimatise here and she settled in well." "Lil Miss Hilarious' trainer *Brad Groves *