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Gallop To Decide Star Filly's Immediate Future
Last season's champion New Zealand juvenile Ruud Awakening (Bernardini-Dawn Almighty, by Danehill) will have a campaign-defining gallop in Melbourne this morning, reports NZ Racing Desk. "We think she's over her problems and all going well there's a race on Cox Plate day for her," explained trainer Stephen Marsh. "We'll wait and see how she gallops and comes through it, but if she's anything less than 110 per cent then she'll come home for a spell." Ruud Awakening, who has failed to recapture last season's brilliant form, has had genuine excuses with bruised feet troubling her since she was unplaced in last month's Gr3 Champagne Stakes at Moonee Valley.