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Top 2YO Filly Building Toward 3YO Season
Last season's crack 2YO kiwi filly Melody Belle (Commands-Meleka Belle, by Iffraaj) is back in work with trainers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards ahead of another Gr1 campaign. The Gr1 Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes and Karaka Million heroine has enjoyed a good break after her Queensland campaign that netted a victory in the Gr2 Queensland Sires' Produce Stakes, reports NZ Racing Desk. "She had an eight-week spell after returning from Brisbane and has now just finished three weeks pre training on the walker," Fortuna Syndications director John Galvin said. "Jamie and Steve will now get her ready for a trial later in the spring and race plans at this stage are to have her resuming over 1200 metres in early December, then into the Sistema Railway at Ellerslie on New Year's day before tackling the Karaka 3YO Classic at the end of January."