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QLD Options for Gr1 Performed Filly
Plans are afoot to give well-performed Kiwi filly Bella Gioia (Swiss Ace-Joiya, by Stravinsky) an opportunity to further her record cross the Tasman, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Swiss Ace filly hasn't raced since she finished runner-up in the Gr1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas at Riccarton in the spring, after which she had to undergo surgery to remove bone chips from a fetlock. "She's had a really good break over the summer and she's back in work now," trainer Shaune Ritchie said."All going well, the plan is to run her first-up in the Cambridge Breeders' Stakes and if she performs well she'll go to Brisbane." Ritchie added: "She's Group One placed here behind the good filly La Diosa in the Guineas and it would be great to get some black type in Australia as well."