Comeback mare Commanding Jewel was surprisingly beaten at the Cranbourne trials on Monday morning. Ridden by Damien Oliver,  she was beaten more than a length into second place, but trainer Leon Corstens was not perturbed.

“She was a bit fresh early on and she ran out of puff a little at the finish, that was to be expected,” he said. “She seems to have pulled up well and if she does, we’ll continue to plan for Queensland,” Corstens said.

Oliver wasn’t as convinced as Corstens, suggesting she may be a little behind where she should be.

“I thought she was OK, but she got tired late...Maybe she’s a little behind where they think she might be,” Oliver said.

Commanding Jewel led for the first part of her trials before being run down by a horse called Use The Lot.

Corstens said the Group 1 $500,000 Tatt’s Tiara was the ultimate plan for Commanding Jewel in Brisbane. If she runs before hand it is likely to be in the Dane Ripper Stakes.