The three-year-old fillies reach the final of their Sydney spring series with the $500,000, Group 1 Darley Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday with a field of 13 accepted on Tuesday. Fittingly, the impeccably bred Miss Fabulass is the dominant favourite at $2.25 with TAB.com.au after the Kris Lees trained filly drew barrier three.
Pedigree alone decrees that Miss Fabulass should capture the Flight Stakes for her own page. She is by the champion racehorse and now sire Frankel, out of the Redoute’s Choice mare Samantha Miss who won all of the legs of the fillies series; the Silver Shadow Stakes over 1200m, Furious Stakes over 1200m, Tea Rose Stakes over 1400m and finally the Flight Stakes over the extended distance at 1600m.
Miss Fabulass did not contest the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick on August 18th after Lees preferred to send the maiden filly to a mid-week race at Canterbury over 1100m on August 15th, which she due won.
She was sixth first up in the Group 2 Furious Stakes on September 1st after not running on after being prominent in the running. Learning from the experience Miss Fabulass under Kerrin McEvoy made it a clear cut win in the Tea Rose Stakes.
Once they were in clear air at the 200m after McEvoy headed back towards a gap near the rails the filly powered to the line with a 1 1/2L margin. It all points to a similar outcome on Saturday.
The market is so convinced that is the case, that on the second and third lines are Pretty In Pink out at $7.00 and Fiesta at $8.00.
John O’Shea’s Sebring filly Pretty In Pink was third in both the Furious and Tea Rose Stakes. On Saturday she has barrier five under Tye Angland.
The Waller stable’s Fiesta won the Silver Shadow Stakes with her sprinting ability and then placed second in both the Furious and Tea Rose Stakes.
The Flight Stakes is Race 6 at 3.25pm.
The Course Proper is rated a Good 4 on Saturday after 1mm of rain in the last 24 hours and 9.6mm over the last seven days.
Sydney’s weather warms up over the rest of the week with 19c on Wednesday and 28c on Friday. Saturday’s forecast is for a partly cloudy day with a medium (60%) chance of showers with 1mm-8mm and 15c – 23c.
Miss Fabulass and Kerrin McEvoy, picture Sportpix.com.au