David Druitt is hoping his two young fillies can put their best feet forward in the MIA Breeders Plate heats

FIRST UP SHOTS: David Druitt puts the finishing touches on Brooklyns Best and Lenas Art ahead of the MIA Breeders Plate heats at Leeton on Friday. Picture: Les Smith
FIRST UP SHOTS: David Druitt puts the finishing touches on Brooklyns Best and Lenas Art ahead of the MIA Breeders Plate heats at Leeton on Friday. Picture: Les Smith

Taking on the boys, David Druitt is hoping his two young fillies can put their best feet forward in the MIA Breeders Plate heats on Friday.

The Wagga trainer has Lenas Art and Brooklyns Best in the separate heats of the feature race series in Leeton.

With none of the 12 two-year-olds yet to face the starter in a race, trial form is key.

Brooklyns Best won her first trial at Coolamon, however Druitt believes the rangy daughter of Tiz A Masterpiece is the best of his two hopes.

“Brooklyns Best has plenty of ability but has been green and inconsistent trialling,” Druitt said.

“It was a very good trial win first up but has put in a couple of ordinary ones since.

“She did win a green trial at Junee (on Wednesday) but isn’t my best chance.

“(Lenas Art) has been just the opposite.

“She was very ordinary early but has improved a lot in the last month.”

Lenas Art has drawn three in the first heat and Druitt expects she will be better for the heat run with only one horse in each race to miss out on the final.

“She has gate speed, brains and is very quiet,” he said.

“She will be better for the final as she still needs the run but I like her and think she’s a good chance.”

Druitt is no stranger to success in the prestigious series, including winning a heat with Hieland Laddie in 2015.

He believes John Kefford’s Heart Of Cooper, who has drawn four in the second heat and has three trial wins to his credit, is the one to beat.

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