Chaboogie the quiet achiever heading into Bow Mistress

Jaja Chaboogie progressing nicely towards feature mares' races.

Talented mare Jaja Chaboogie has been quietly going about her business preparing for her two main missions during the 2023 Ladbrokes Summer Racing Festival with the first emerging on Friday in the Group 3 Kevin Sharkie Bow Mistress over 1200m.

Jaja Chaboogie delivered a warning to her rivals when a game second to Queenborough Flyer in the Lady Lynette over 1100m in Hobart two weeks ago.

The Julie Richards-trained mare led that day but was left a sitting shot late in the race.

Keith Richards took the mare to Hobart on Monday for gallop on the grass and he was impressed with her work, as was rider Troy Baker.

"I'm sure we might have had a better result had she been held up a bit longer in the Lady Lynette but that's the way it goes sometimes in this game," Keith Richards said.

"The mare has come along nicely since that run and while we think the Vamos Stakes over 1400m will be more suitable, she will be competitive on Friday."

Baker said the mare had come on since the last time he jumped on her back.

"She has definitely improved and felt stronger in that gallop, so I'd say Julie (Richards) has her just where she wants her heading into the Bow Mistress," Baker said.

The rider won't be board on Friday as he has committed to partner the Imogen Miller-trained Dunbrody Power that while a shade disappointing in the Lady Lynette, she was an impressive winner in the Winzenberg Handicap (1100m) at her start prior.

The Bow Mistress has attracted a strong field of 13 of which six are from interstate and includes the Peter Moody-trained Dance To Dubai that is likely to start the favourite despite drawing barrier 11.

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