Trainer Ciaron Maher is hopeful his Group 1 winner Aloisia (NZ) (Azamour {Ire}) will still line up in Saturday’s G1 Queensland Oaks at Doomben despite a recent setback. Last year’s G1 Schweppes Thousand Guineas winner took ill after a flight from Adelaide to Brisbane but her trainer reported she made a swift recovery and it is all systems go pending a gallop on Tuesday. “Just when she got off the plane, she had a little bit of an upset tummy,” Maher told Racing.com on Monday. “The team up there took her to the vets and she was fine the next day. It is not the smoothest prep but she seems fine now and she’ll gallop tomorrow and if all is good, she’ll take her place on Saturday,” he added. Aloisia has not enjoyed much good fortune on the racetrack in her recent efforts. A third place finish is the best she has achieved in her last four starts which have all been in Group 1 company, the most recent being a sixth place finish, beaten only a length and a half, in the G1 Schweppes Oaks at Morphettville May 5. “She’s been really unlucky her past couple,” Maher said. “She can’t draw a gate and Mark [Zahra] he ended up being forward last start and then ended up being shuffled back but then she had some really good sectionals late so I think she’s been going great but just had no luck at all so hopefully that will turn around.”

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