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Third Leg of NZB Filly Of the Year Series
New Zealand Bloodstock's Filly of the Year Series continues on Saturday with the running of the third leg - the $70,000 Gr3 Eulogy Stakes (1550m) at Awapuni. The current table leader is the classy Karaka graduate Dijon Bleu (Burgundy). The Lisa Latta-trained filly won the first leg, the Gr3 Hawke's Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) before finishing runner-up to Hasahalo (Savabeel) in the Gr1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m). Dijon Bleu sits on 13 points, leading Hasahalo by 1. Other fillies with points to their name are The Lustre (Darci Brahma) with 3.5, Florence Jean (Pins) with 3 and Princess Rihanna (Showcasing) with 1.5. Of those, only Princess Rihanna will line up in Saturday's race. The Eulogy Stakes honour roll includes Filly of the Year title winners Insouciant (2007), Justa Tad (2004) and Savannah Success (1998). The 2017 Eulogy Stakes will be run as Race 7 with a start time of 4.13pm (local time). Click here to view runners' comments.