Ill-fated broodmare Regard only had two living foals before a premature death last year, the first is glamour filly Atlantic Jewel and the second is getting close to making her racing debut reports Brad Waters of Racenet.
Commanding Jewel could begin a path aimed at emulating her superstar three-quarter sister Atlantic Jewel after the filly's comfortable trial win at Wangaratta on Tuesday.
Managing owner Brad Spicer said the daughter of Commands posted a comfortable success in the opening heat of the morning, which was in keeping with the Leon Corstens stable's high opinion of Commanding Jewel.
Atlantic Jewel took the Group I Thousand Guineas last October and Spicer said Commanding Jewel could measure up to that grade this time in.
"Leon has a massive opinion of her in what she has shown us," Spicer said.
"We are really excited with how she is going and Leon thinks she could be up to Thousand Guineas standard."
However, Spicer said the trial did not go to plan despite Commanding Jewel leading all the way in the 900-metre hit-out.
"We actually wanted to educate her to relax in behind horses but she jumped so well and ended up leading them easily," Spicer said.
Spicer said Corstens would see how Commanding Jewel had pulled up before deciding on a debut run for the $205,000 Magic Millions purchase, who is pictured here as a yearling.
"We're not sure when she'll kick off," Spicer said.
"It will be either a kill in a maiden or Leon will throw her in the deep end in a Stakes race. We'll just see how she comes through the trial."