Queensland Oaks winner Gypsy Goddess to have one spring run in Golden Eagle

David Vandyke has revealed his Queensland Oaks star Gypsy Goddess will make an interstate raid on Australia’s second richest race.Sydney’s mega rich Golden Eagle has a surprise new contender with David Vandyke revealing Group 1 Queensland Oaks heroine Gypsy Goddess will make a hit-and-run mission on the turbocharged $10m race.After Gypsy Goddess produced a breathtaking win in the Oaks, Vandyke was leaning towards putting the filly away until the 2023 Sydney autumn.But he has now revealed to News Corp that his star filly will have one run in the spring.CLICK HERE: SIGN-UP FOR A RACENET IQ MEMBERSHIP FOR ONLY $4.99Gypsy Goddess will attack the Golden Eagle, recently beefed up to $10m, which is restricted to four-year-olds and to be run over 1500m at Rosehill in October.Even though Gypsy Goddess has done her best work over longer distances, Vandyke believes the nation’s second richest race will be in the filly’s sweet spot given she will be first-up.“I’m going to give her one run in the spring, in the Golden Eagle,” Vandyke confirmed.“I think I would be following the same path whether it was worth $8m or $10m, but with an extra $2m in the race now, we have got a bit more of a spring in our step.“I think 1500(m) will be ideal.“She won her first start over 1400(m) and she has run six weeks between runs over a mile before.“She is not a sprinter, I wouldn’t want to run her over 1200(m) or 1300(m) first-up, but when I can strategise this far out, the Golden Eagle is my preferred option.“I don’t think she would be as competitive if she went to that race second-up, I think I could have her better first-up.” It’s great news for Queensland that the Sunshine State will have a strong hand of pinching some of the lucrative NSW prizemoney in the Golden Eagle.Immediately after scoring the Oaks, Vandyke declared the win was the highlight of his training career and Gypsy Goddess’s win meant more than winning Group 1s in past years with horses like Yankee Rose and Alligator Blood.TAB has Gypsy Goddess marked as a $15 chance in Golden Eagle futures market but that price could shift following confirmation she will line up.Meanwhile, Vandyke will go to Ipswich Cup day with a strong hand on Saturday.Plenty of eyes will be on boom galloper Orbisyn who tasted defeat for the first time when being taken on and being unplaced on an unsuitable heavy track at Doomben on May 30.Vandyke expects Orbisyn to bounce back in the Class 6 Handicap (1100m).“He had a long break going into his last run and the track was a bit heavier than I had hoped,” Vandyke said.“He was taken on there early and they ran pretty slick sectionals the first 600(m).“Nothing went his way but I think back on top of the ground at Ipswich, with that run under his belt, he should be hard to beat on Saturday.” Vandyke is also expecting better things from sprinter Desert Lord who is a $13 chance in the Listed Eye Liner Stakes where he has drawn barrier 5.Desert Lord has been well beaten his past two.But two starts ago he struck a heavy Gold Coast track he didn’t like and then went down less than five lengths in the Group 3 BRC Sprint where the runner-up was subsequent Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap winner Alligator Blood.“I think he can bounce back,” Vandyke said.“He doesn’t like wet tracks and it was a heavy 9 by the time he went around at the Gold Coast a couple of starts ago.”Originally published as Queensland Oaks winner Gypsy Goddess to have one spring run in Golden Eagle