Chillemi Dominates Qtis Jewel Qualifier

Champion north Queensland trainer Roy Chillemi has given punters a lead, declaring Higher Realm has had the best preparation of his five starters in the QTIS Jewel Qualifier Three-Year-Old Plate at Cairns on Tuesday.

Roy Chillemi will have five of the six starters in the 1250-metre feature with the unbeaten Ralph Baker-trained Belle Adele his only rival following the early scratching of Ali's Jab.

Chillemi is a regular attendee at major sales around the State and has assembled an impressive stable of three-year-olds this season.

"I go to all the major sales and I've been going to the Magic Millions sales on the Gold Coast for many years," Chillemi said.

"I personally bought all these three-year-olds and they're all coming along nicely.

"Of the five in tomorrow, I'd say Higher Realm has had the best preparation.

"But I've been in this game a very long time and anything can happen in a race."

Higher Realm was easily the dearest purchase of Chillemi's runners when he was knocked for $82,500 at the Magic Millions sales at the Gold Coast in 2019.

The son of Wandjina has started seven times for four wins and three seconds and is chasing a hat-trick of wins.


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