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Champion Groupie Doll Ready For Masters Defence
In US news, Champion female sprinter Groupie Doll (Bowman's Band-Deputy Doll, by Silver Deputy) had her final trackwork gallop on Tuesday ahead of her title defence in the Gr2 Masters Stakes (6.5 furlongs) at Presque Isle Downs on Monday, reports bloodhorse.com. Trainer Buff Bradley says he is delighted with the triple Gr1 winner's progress since she returned from a 10-month break with a third placing in last month's Gr3 Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park. "She worked very well and galloped out strong, came back really good. She's ready to go. I wanted to make sure she's tight for this race, and she is." If all goes according to plan, Groupie Doll will have her next outing in the Gr2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes on October 5 before bidding for back-to-back wins in the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita on November 2. Groupie Doll has won 9 of her 18 starts for US$1,668,850 earnings.