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Cap D'Antibes First-Up For Indy
Go Indy Go (Bernardini-Elegant Eagle, by Zabeel), the filly South Australian horseman Leon Macdonald described as potentially the best horse he has ever trained after her Gr1 Champagne Stakes win in the autumn, is likely to open her spring campaign in the Listed Cap D'Antibes Stakes (1100m) at Flemington next month. Speaking to RSN's Racing Ahead, Macdonald confirmed that the Cap D'Antibes would be the first step towards the 3YOs primary early season target, the Gr1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on 11 October. "She's probably not going to run until the 13th of next month in the Cap D'Antibes. I think that is when she will resume," said Macdonald. "We'll probably only give her three runs. After the Cap D'Antibes we'll go to the Guineas Prelude and then the Thousand Guineas." Macdonald says he couldn't be happier with Go Indy Go's progress leading into the carnival. "She's going along nicely," he said. "We're quite excited about her." Go Indy Go's performance in the Thousand Guineas will determine where she goes next, with Macdonald nominating her for the Cox Plate and also considering the VRC Oaks if she shows she can stay. Bred by her owner Harry Perks, Go Indy Go is a full-sister to Gr3 winner Essay Raider and descends from the family of Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed and Golden Slipper winner Ha Ha.