Trainer Daniel Clarken has confirmed that Miracles Of Life will not head to the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), with the speedy filly to be restricted to sprint races during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival.
Miracles Of Life returned to the races in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday and suffered her first defeat after over racing in the early stages of the event.
The 2013 Blue Diamond Stakes winner battled on to finish fourth behind Fast ‘N’ Rocking and Clarken believes there were plenty of positives to take out of the performance.
“The Thousand Guineas is out of the question, but there are some nice three-year-old fillies races and sprints coming along,” Clarken told The Advertiser.
“She’s done everything wrong and was still there at the finish.
“If it had been 1000 metres it would have been a different story.
“I know they lowered her flag yesterday, but I don’t think they will be doing it again.”
Clarken is set to give Miracles Of Life a month long break to freshen up with the Group 3 Champagne Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on September 27 set to be her next race start and the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day her major 2013 Spring Racing Carnival target.
The daughter of Not A Single Doubt drifted significantly in the Thousand Guineas betting market after her defeat on Saturday and is now available at odds of $18.
Darley filly Guelph ($5), who won the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) during the 2013 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, is the current Thousand Guineas favourite while David Hayes-trained Gregers ($6.50) is on the second line of betting after impressing with two comfortable victories this preparation.
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