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Melbourne Cup Plan for Kiwi Mare
Trainer Allan Sharrock has announced the Melbourne Cup program for talented Kiwi stayer Ladies First, reports NZ Racing Desk. Sharrock has mapped out five preparatory races for the Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner in order to have her at her peak on the first Tuesday in November. "She'll run in an open sprint at Otaki and then the open mile race on the same day as the Makfi," said Sharrock. "Safely through that, it will be the open 2000m at Hastings and then I think she'll be competitive in the Livamol Classic. All going well, it will be the Moonee Valley Cup and straight into the Melbourne Cup." Sharrock said Ladies First (Dylan Thomas-Just Polite, by Dehere) was progressing well and that he didn't expect her to show form until she got out to 2000 metres.