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Collett Tips Bright Future For Filly
Richard Collett has no doubt that his progressive 3YO Florence Hill (Myboycharlie-Mellow Elle, by Thunder Gulch) will be at her best over a classic trip, reports NZ Racing desk. "She's a 2400 metre filly and she always has been," the Pukekohe Park trainer said. "She's a big, rangy type so there's a few options ahead of her." Florence Hill exceeded expectations when she was successful on debut at Ruakaka in October and she backed that up with a third placing against the older horses on her home course last month. The stable is now keen to test Florence Hill against the best of her age group. "We'll probably run her at Ellerslie on Boxing Day in the Eight Carat Classic," Collett said. "The first priority is to get some black type and I think she can do that over a mile." Florence Hill holds a nomination for the Gr1 New Zealand Derby, as does her talented stable-mate Top Prospect, while the Gr1 New Zealand Oaks is another obvious longer-term target.