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Sunline Stakes Next For Star Filly
Top-flight filly I Am A Star (I Am Invincible-Star Band, by Dixieland Band) is scheduled to make her next appearance in Friday night's Gr2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley, reports racing.com. Trainer Shane Nichols had contemplated running the 3YO against open class sprinters in the Gr1 William Reid Stakes on the same program, but decided to keep her in fillies' grade. If successful on Friday, Nichols revealed I Am A Star was likely to head north to Sydney for the $3 million Gr1 Doncaster Mile en route to the Gr1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide in May. However, any Sydney sojourn would be determined by the weather. "I felt that if we drew badly with a competitive field of good horses in the William Reid it would remove most of our options to have another run until the Robert Sangster," Nichols said. "If we run in the Sunline and she's good enough to win and the weather clears up in the Sydney then we've still got the option to go to the Doncaster…"