Her debut might have been a belated one but there's no urgency to test well-bred mare Freckle Face in anything stronger than what she's eligible for, starting with her first city assignment today.
Freckle Face steps up to metropolitan midweek racing at Warwick Farm after winning a 1000m maiden at Hawkesbury last month at what was the 4-year-old's second trip to the races.
As a half-sister to the well-performed Brisbane sprinter Face Value and a close relation to Diamond Earth, Freckle Face can boost her future value with a stakes win.
Trainer Anthony Cummings, well known for giving his horses a chance to prove themselves in better races, will take a more conservative route with Freckle Face, a chestnut-coloured mare who has a long white blaze on her forehead.
"We're pretty happy to keep taking on races we think she is capable of winning while spacing her runs," stable spokesman Edward Cummings said.
Freckle Face didn't see any type of racetrack competition until she stepped out in a barrier trial in August.
Freckle Face will start from the widest gate in a seven-horse field in the Australian Turf Club Hcp.
"It's been a pretty tailored preparation and she looks the right horse for the right race on Wednesday even though she's poorly drawn," Cummings said yesterday.