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Atlantic Jewel First-Up For Pasadena Girl
Gr1-winning filly Pasadena Girl (Savabeel-Nina From Pasadena, by Redoute's Choice) will kick-off her spring campaign in the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday. The daughter of Savabeel marked herself as one of the best fillies in Australia in the autumn when winning three of her four starts, including the Gr3 VRC Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne and the Gr1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) in Sydney. Pasadena Girl hails from one of the premier Classic families in Europe, and hence is expected to be perfectly suited when she eventually steps up in trip in her target races such as the Thousand Guineas, Wakeful Stakes and VRC Oaks. Her fifth dam is the grand producer Reprocolor, one of the foundation mares for the Weinfeld family's Meon Valley Stud in England which counts among its alumni top-class European Gr1-winners Opera House, Kayf Tara, Cezanne, Colorspin, as well as high-class UK filly Jazzi Top. Pasadena Girl will be ridden by Vlad Duric and will jump from barrier 12 in the field of 14. Click here to view Moonee Valley fields.