Golden Slipper Too Soon For Frankel Filly

Miss Fabulass, a daughter of unbeaten world champion Frankel and the multiple Group One winner Samantha Miss, is ready to go to the races but has time against to make a bid for this year’s Golden Slipper Stakes.
Trainer Kris Lees is doubtful Miss Fabulass will be a contender for the Golden Slipper at Rosehill on March 24 despite the filly wining two of her first three barrier trials.
The John Singleton-owned Miss Fabulass won her second trial over 5 f at Newcastle on Wednesday and Lees has her scheduled to debut in a midweek fillies maiden over 5 1⁄2 f at Rosehill on February
Whilst the John Singleton-owned Miss Fabulass remains a second acceptor for the world’s richest two-year-old race, Lees is not looking that far ahead at this stage.
“Miss Fabulass is a nice filly, but I don’t think she is a Slipper horse,” Lees admitted.
“I feel she will handle more ground than 6 f. She looks a lot like her mother and also is a bit of a handful, probably even more so than Samantha Miss.”
Samantha Miss won her debut on the Kensington track in March of 2008 and then finished third and fourth in traditional Golden Slipper lead-ups but did not contest the glamor race.
Instead she ran a game second to the Slipper winner Sebring in the G1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick then turned the tables on that colt a week later in the G1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at the same track.
Samantha Miss went on to win seven of her 12 starts including the G1 Flight Stakes and G1 VRC Oaks as a 3YO.

Lees had a number of his stable stars trial on Wednesday including Sense Of Occasion, Sound Proposition, Invincible Gem and Le Romain.
Lees chose to trial last year’s Doomben Cup winner Sense Of Occasion rather than begin his autumn campaign in Saturday’s Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
“He will most likely resume in the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick on March 3 against Winx but I haven’t got a definite target with him at this stage,” Lees said.
Triple G1 winner Le Romain was given a soft trial over 4 f, his first hitout since his spring campaign ended prematurely after he fell ill after finishing 11th in the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington in September.
Lees said he is setting Le Romain for the All Aged Stakes at Randwick on April 21 providing he continues to progress as planned.
Invincible Gem finished third to well-performed Shiraz in another 5 f heat in 61.41 seconds.

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