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Breeders' Stakes Target For Mime
Group One performer Mime is being aimed at the Gr1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha in April, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained daughter of Mastercraftsman hasn't raced since she was unplaced in the Gr3 Eagle Technology Stakes (1600m) at Ellerslie in November. The 4YO indicated she was progressing well in her new campaign when second to stable-mate Francaletta in a 1200m trial at Cambridge on Tuesday. "We'll head her towards Te Aroha. We haven't yet decided which race she'll kick off in, but we've got options for her leading in," said Michael Wallace, racing manager for owner the China Horse Club. "She trialled well earlier this week and we're happy with her." Mime (Mastercraftsman-Maidjeu, by Montjeu), a winner of the Gr2 Sir Tristram Fillies' Classic & Gr3 Sunline Vase as a 3YO, and runner-up to Kawi in last season's Gr1 Windsor Park Plate, became the first New Zealand representative for the China Horse Club when purchased by the emerging global racing and breeding powerhouse last year.