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A talented line-up of three-year-old fillies has been nominated for Saturday’s SA Fillies Classic 2013, a nice consolation prize for those that weren’t able to take out the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks last month.
One of four Group races on the Morphettville card for this weekend’s The Goodwood Day, the $115,000 Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m) attracted 13 nominations.
While first two over the line in the Schweppes Oaks won’t be backing up in this, the Michael Moroney-trained third placegetter La Zuma will be.
The nicely-bred Zabeel filly from Victoria hasn’t won a race since her debut at Ballarat back in September last year but caught the eye last time out crossing a good third from a wide gate in the Schweppes Oaks over 2000m.
She was outclassed over the 2500m last spring in Melbourne when 11th, beaten 23 lengths, to Dear Demi in the Group 1 Crown Oaks at Flemington but against this class on Saturday should be in a better position to handle the distance.
Also in the mix are Darren Weir’s in-form Ballarat based Happy Highway coming off back-to-back wins, the Nigel Blackiston-trained Let’s Make Adeal and Crown Oaks third placegetter Summerbliss who can be forgiven for her two failed Group 1 runs in Sydney when rain-affected tracks ruined her chances in the Vinery Stud Stakes and Australian Oaks.
The 2013 SA Fillies Classic field and barriers are due for release on Wednesday.
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2013 SA Fillies Classic Nominations
Morphettville Racecourse – 11/05/2013
|1||AVERAU||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||5||56kg||67|
|2||CLEAR DIRECTION (NZ)||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||12||56kg||55|
|3||HAPPY HIGHWAY||Darren Weir||7||56kg||65|
|4||HER TO ETERNITY (NZ)||Murray Baker||6||56kg||67|
|6||LA ZUMA||Michael Moroney||3||56kg||68|
|7||LET’S MAKE ADEAL||Nigel Blackiston||9||56kg||62|
|8||PROPER MADAM||Jason Warren||4||56kg||70|
|10||TRANSONIC||John P Thompson||2||56kg||70|
|11||WEEKEND HUSSY||Greg Lesnikowski||11||56kg||59|
|13||YANTAR (USA)||Michael Moroney||8||56kg||63|
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