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Weather To Decide Romantic Maid Target
Track conditions will determine where unbeaten New Zealand filly Romantic Maid (High Chaparral-Returntosender, by Elusive City) steps out this weekend, reports NZ Racing Desk. Cambridge trainer Roger James is keeping his options open with the exciting 3YO who has been untested in both her wins at Avondale and at Te Rapa. "She'll be nominated for the mile at Auckland and for the Manawatu Classic (2000m) at Awapuni with the weather to dictate where we go," he said. James is keen to get the filly, who is raced by her expatriate New Zealand breeder Judi Wanless, to the Brisbane winter carnival. "She's owned in Queensland and longer-term I'd like to get her to a race like the Doomben Roses, I've won that a couple of times before, and possibly the Oaks over there," he said. James first won the Gr3 Doomben Roses with Melora in 1998 and again with Gaze in 2006.Romantic Maid is out of the Gr2 winner Returntosender and hails from the family of dual Gr1-winning sprinter Response.