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Millie Fox First Stop For Gr1 Bound Heavens Above
Smart Sydney mare Heavens Above (Street Cry-Reggie, by Germano) will kick off an autumn campaign aimed at Group One glory when she resumes in the $200,000 Gr2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill on Saturday. The Tim Martin-trained 5YO has previously shown she has the requisite talent to win at the elite level with two wins at Gr3 level as well as a second placing behind Azkadellia in the Gr1 Queen of the Turf Stakes this time last year. The Group One races that Martin has in mind are the Coolmore Classic (1500) on 11 March, the $3 million Doncaster Mile on 1 April, as well as the Queen of the Turf Stakes on 8 April. "She hasn't had a barrier trial but she's had a course proper gallop at Rosehill this morning [Tuesday]," Martin told AAP. "She will obviously improve on what she does on Saturday but it's a nice race to kick her off in and fits in well with three weeks to the Coolmore Classic." He added: "She's entered for the Doncaster and will be nominated for the Queen Of The Turf again." A Queensland winter carnival campaign also beckons for the daughter of Street Cry. "All going well I'd like to take her to Brisbane and try her in the Doomben Cup," Martin said. "I think now she is an older mare she's looking for 2000 metres."