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NZ fillies on trial for Sydney 2yo races

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Still Single (gold/black) is one of 4 2yo fillies Brendan and Jo Lindsay have aimed Sydney features.

Cambridge Stud proprietors Brendan and Jo Lindsay are planning an assault on the major juvenile races at the Sydney autumn carnival.

The prominent New Zealand owners have already celebrated their filly Probabeel’s win in the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) and on Saturday they will be represented in the Group One Sistema Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie by the Lance Noble-trained Bavella.

They will also have an eye on Sydney where debutante Get Hitched will be thrown in the deep end in the Group Two Reisling Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.

Another youngster, the Chris Waller-trained Still Single, picked up black-type at Randwick on Saturday when second in the Group Two Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) to Anaheed.

All four of the Lindsays’ fillies hold nominations for the $3.5 million Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 23.

“We’ve got four marbles in the draw that might make the grade, but a lot will depend on what they all do next,” Brendan Lindsay told NZ Racing Desk.

”Probabeel is more likely to go to the Sires’ as planned, but things could change depending on what she does in the Magic Night Stakes.

”The same goes for Bavella if she can bounce back in the Sistema Stakes on Saturday. She’d have to win and win really well to take her to Sydney and if she did win well we might consider the Golden Slipper, though there’s also the Percy Sykes Stakes that could be a really nice race for her.

“Get Hitched is a Lonhro filly with the Hawkes stable and they really like her. First-up in a Group Two race will tell us whether she is any good.

”As for Still Single, I got an email from Chris on Saturday night and he was happy with the run. He said Hugh (Bowman) was really complimentary about her. He wanted to get her to settle on Saturday and he said he let the other one get too far in front. He’d ride her differently next time.”

Still Single is likely to clash with Probabeel in the Magic Night Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on March 16.

“She’ll have to win that or run second in that to go for the Golden Slipper,” Lindsay said.

“They say she’ll be better over 1400 metres so she could go for the Sires’ instead of the Slipper and maybe clash with Probabeel again. But we’ll just wait and see what happens. It would be great to have a runner in the Golden Slipper.”

The Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) is at Randwick on April 6.

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