Classy sprinting mare Shamal Wind stepped up her Spring Racing Carnival preparations with a jumpout victory at this week’s Caulfield Tuesday morning jumpout session.

In her first hitout this campaign, the Robert Smerdon-trained mare jumped straight to the lead before going to the line under a strong hold for jockey Casey Bruce.

Likely to resume in an open 1100-metre sprint at Caulfield on September 20, assistant trainer Stuart Webb said the rising five-year-old’s main targets were the Group 2 Perri Cutten Sprint (1100m) at Caulfield on October 18 and the Group 2 Yellowglen Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Derby Day (1 November).

“It’s nothing against her, she’s a very good horse, but she’s probably just below the level of a horse like Lankan Rupee,” Webb said.

The daughter of Dubawi contested both Group 2 sprints in 2013, finishing runner-up behind subsequent dual Group 1 winner Spirit Of Boom in the Perri Cutten Sprint and sixth in the Yellowglen Stakes.  

Webb said the daughter of Dubawi would likely have another trial at either Caulfield or Cranbourne depending on the track conditions in the lead up to her first up run.

“She’ll take good improvement out of today’s jumpout,” he said. 

“She was asked to have a very easy trial and without letting her head go she was still in front on the line.

“She’s looking good and her attitude is great.” 

2013 Queensland Derby (2400m) runner-up Electric Fusion finished behind his stable mate in the heat with the son of Fastnet Rock likely to resume at Caulfield on August 16 in the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m).