Pembrook's Delight gearing up for new campaign
Group I winner Pembrook's Delight will have her first race for the season in a heat of the Southern Belle Speed Series at Winton on December 29.
She won the series final there last year before going on to triumph in the Group I $150,000 4-year-old mares' race at the Harness Jewels in Cambridge in June.
Roxburgh trainers Geoff and Jude Knight stepped Pembrook's Delight out at the Winton trials yesterday - her first official outing since the Jewels.
Oamaru reinsman Matthew Williamson drove the mare in a one or more wins mobile. Pembrook's Delight beat two rivals in 3:7.6 (2400m).
''She went nice and is pretty much on target (for Winton),'' Geoff Knight said this morning.
''She's a lot stronger this year and still got the speed.''
Pembrook's Delight will trial again at either Balfour (grass track) on Sunday week or Ascot Park on December 19.
The Southland Times