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Matron Next For Set Square

Tuesday, 10th March 2015

Australian Oaks favourite Set Square (Reset-Dynastar, by Zeditave) will continue her preparation for the Gr1 fillies Classic at Royal Randwick next month when she contests the Gr3 Matron Stakes (otherwise known as the Schweppervescence Trophy) at Flemington on Saturday, reports theinformant.co.nz. Last season's VRC Oaks winner kicked off her autumn campaign in encouraging fashion when finishing strongly for second (beaten just 0.4-length) behind Sweet And Speedy in the Gr3 The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington on 21 February. Trainer Ciaron Maher said that Set Square was a naturally fit filly who did not require a lot of work to bring her to peak fitness. "She had an easy week after her first-up run and had a gallop on the course proper on Tuesday," Maher said. "She'll have a hit-out during the week. She's a pretty natural stayer so you just keep her fresh and well when she's at these shorter distances. She's nice and bright and going along well." Following the Matron on Saturday, Set Square will head to Sydney to run in the Gr1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on 28 as her final prep for the Australian Oaks (2400m) on 11 April.

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Set Square winning the VRC Oaks in the spring
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