James covering all bases

Roger James_WO (640x512)Roger James is covering two bases in an attempt to qualify Romantic Maid for the Gr. 1 Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm on June 4.

The Cambridge trainer (pictured) has the High Chaparral filly in a 2000-metre event at Randwick tomorrow in case she fails to make the field for Saturday’s Gr. 3 The Roses at Doomben.

Romantic Maid, who needs to boost her prize money to make the Oaks field, finished third at Rosehill last Saturday.

“I was satisfied, but I thought she might have done better,” said James. “Michael Rodd felt she was very much in need of blinkers.”