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Zabeel Classic Target For Coldplay
Dual Group-winning Kiwi mare Coldplay (Savabeel-Forty Two Below, by O'Reilly) is being considered for a start in the Gr1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) on Boxing Day, reports theinformant.co.nz. The 4YO, who is unbeaten in two starts this campaign including a win in the Gr3 Eagle Technology Stakes (1600m) on 26 November, will be on trial for the Ellerslie feature when she contests the Gr2 Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m) at Te Rapa on Saturday. "Being a Group One, it's definitely a race that you have to think about when you've got a mare who's performing so well," co-trainer Andrew Forsman said. "I'm not sure yet whether she'd run out a strong 2000 metres in that sort of company, so we'll play it by ear. We'll see how she goes over the mile on Saturday and then take it from there."