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Maher pressing on with Jameka

A decision on the racing future of Jameka is still yet to be made with trainer Ciaron Maher indicating he is pressing on with her preparation as normal despite expecting more from her trial on Monday.

Maher was initially critical of her hit-out at Cranbourne and while a little more understanding of the performance has now been gained, there is still some doubt as to whether the dual Group 1-winner will race again.

"She came out of it no worries at all, she seems in great order," Maher said.

"She looks particularly well, she came through the trial, she worked on the track on Wednesday, she is good in every way.

"I haven't made a decision, I've got to sit down with the owners Colin and Janice (McKenna), at this stage she is training on as normal.

"She will either go to the races or back to the trials and see if she can improve a bit more."

Jameka finished just under three lengths from Holy Snow and Grunt in a 990-metre trial at Cranbourne but Maher had hoped to see more.

"In her defence she has been off for quite a while, she has had a jumpout and a more solid effort at Cranbourne, she was okay through the line, we will most likely give her the benefit of the doubt," he said.

"She is a mare that improves through her campaign and her form reflects that, and she has been off a while and had a few issues.

"I'd love to get her back, she is a super mare, she is so honest, it would be great but time will tell."

Maher will soon welcome back Thousand Guineas winner Aloisia to his Caulfield base for her spring campaign, with races like the Myer Classic or Matriarch Stakes her aim this preparation.

"She spelled in Queensland, as she did the year before, we repeated the process again," he said.

"She did pre-training in Sydney to avoid the chilly weather and we will bring her down, she is doing some pace work and improving, she is not too far off a jumpout.

"We will probably space her runs and keep her fresh, might kick her off in a race like the Let's Elope all going well and her target would be the Myer or the Matriach and we can assess whether she is better at a mile or 10 furlongs.

"She has furnished a little bit but hasn't changed all that much."

Maher has high hopes for three-year-old Not A Single Cent, with the younger brother of Happy Clapper being aimed towards the Caulfield Guineas.

"He is another who spelled up in Queensland and has come back in to Caulfield, he is in pretty good order," he said.

"He has furnished a lot, he was quite scopey as a two-year-old but has grown in to himself now.

"He will trial again next Tuesday, we might kick him off in a race like the McNeil here at Caulfield with a view to having him spot on for the Caulfield Guineas."
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