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Silver Slipper First-Up For Boom Filly
Trainer Gary Portelli has confirmed that boom filly She Will Reign (Manhattan Rain-Courgette, by Charge Forward) will have a short break before returning to prepare for the $3.5 million Gr1 Golden Slipper (1200m) in the autumn. She Will Reign, who has won her only two starts by a combined margin of 12 lengths, including a last-start 4 length romp in the Listed (R) Inglis Nursery, is favourite for the world's richest juvenile race which will be run at Rosehill Gardens on 18 March. "She did the job again even though she did a couple of things wrong, but she's got raw talent and is a pleasure to work with," Portelli told Melbourne's Radio Sport National. "We've tipped her out now. She will have twelve days off and then resume in the Silver Slipper and hopefully she can qualify for the Golden Slipper in that." He added: "It's all ahead of her. She has so much potential it's ridiculous." She Will Reign will resume in the Gr2 Silver Slipper (1100m) at Rosehill on 18 February.