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Interstate Raid for Fernie Trio

Quality filly Laced Up Heels will be joined by stablemates Wild Belle and Shaddow Fear in an upcoming Melbourne campaign.

The $5 million All Star Mile at Moonee Valley on March 18 is the main target for Laced Up Heels, who created a big impression last year.

In her maiden campaign the daughter of Toronado won three of six races including a knockout blow in the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m).

Signalling her arrival on the big stage, Laced Up Heels defeated boom filly Amelia's Jewel, inflicting her only loss in a short short but brilliant career.

Luke Fernie says Laced Up Heel's path to the All Star Mile will officially commence at Belmont trials on Monday.

"That's the plan and hopefully we can get her over east into a race like that (All Star Mile) and that would be fantastic," Fernie said on Tabradio.

"She'll go to the trials on Monday and have a nice easy blow out.

"Then on the 11th of February there is a race at Sandown, the Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) and she can start their first up.

"A fortnight after that is a 7 f filles race which looks nice for her.

"We'll go to them first and come up with a game plan after that."

Fernie said Laced Up Heels had benefited from a break after her second in the Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) when Amelia's Jewel exacted revenge.

"I'm really, really happy with the way she has come back in," Fernie said.

"She's done unbelievable in the paddock, she's done some pre training with Rebecca Nairn.

"We've been fortunate in the way she has come back and her work suggests she's bigger and stronger that what she was before which is fantastic."

Fernie is excited to unveil Wild Belle in Melbourne and says the talented three-year-old filly is a worthy understudy to Laced Up Heels.

Wild Belle won back-to-back races at Northam and Ascot before placing third to My Bella Mae in the Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m).

"She is probably the surprise packet for me," Fernie said.

"She looks sensational at the moment and I couldn't be happier with her.

"I'm probably most excited by her and think she has a bright future.

"She's come back bigger and stronger and is ticking the right boxes at the moment."

Fernie says unbeaten two-year-old filly Shaddow Fear, will be on a plane to Melbourne if she comes through her trial on Monday in good order.


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