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Kiwi Fillies Looking Good for Sydney

Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Bonneval and Devise are set to continue their rivalry on Australian soil with the duo likely to contest the $1 million Gr1 Australian Oaks at Randwick on 8th April, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Kiwi fillies finished first and second respectively in last weekend's New Zealand Oaks at Trentham. The victory also saw Bonneval crowned the NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year. "The owners are keen and we've got a few more days yet – if she goes over it will be next Monday," said Andrew Forsman, who prepares Bonneval with Murray Baker. "She has come through the race well. She looks good and is eating up and she's pretty bright." Trainer Shaune Ritchie said the Australian classic was also on Devise's agenda. "At this stage we're preparing her for the ATC Oaks, we think there is one more in her this preparation," Ritchie said. "She's come home and eaten up, but any sign of fatigue in the next few days and we'll pull the pin."

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