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Oaks Winner On Target For Hastings
Gr1-winning Kiwi filly Fanatic's first major test of the new season will come at the Hawke's Bay spring carnival, reports NZ Racing Desk. Plans are for the New Zealand Oaks winner to be given the opportunity to double her Group One tally in the Windsor Park Plate on the middle day of the meeting at Hastings on 17 September. "She's been back for nearly three weeks and her main aim will be Hawke's Bay," said Debbie Sweeney, who trains the daughter of Shocking with her father Graeme Sanders. "The 1400 metre race on the first day (the Gr1 Makfi Challenge Stakes) might be a bit sharp for her and stepping up to the mile will suit her better." She added: "We'll give her a trial first and maybe take her to the races for a gallop." The Melbourne spring carnival is also on Fanatic's radar, although specific targets have yet to be set. "We'll just wait and see how she comes up as a four-year-old before we make any plans, there are a lot of options," Sweeney said.