Sudbina looking to claim further Group success

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couldn't have won last year's Group 2 David & Karyn Ellis Fillies' Classic (2000m) more convincingly with , and have a chance to go back-to-back on Saturday with .

The recently retired Prowess won the 2000m feature by five lengths, an effortless performance that may be tough to emulate for her younger former stablemate, although a last start victory at in the Group 3 (1600m) suggested Sudbina is swiftly improving.

The daughter of will line-up in a star-studded Group Two event under regular hoop Kozzi Asano, benefitting from draw, alongside a left-handed track, having never finished outside of the top two in four attempts that way of going.

, who trains the filly in partnership with , was pleased with her step-up to the mile at Trentham, but is mindful of the middle-distance task ahead.

“We didn't know what to expect stepping up to the mile last time, but she ticked that box very well and was strong through the line,” he said.

“The big question is obviously stepping up to 2000m on Saturday. We're pretty much just sitting and waiting to see really.”

Sudbina currently lies a +380 Fixed Odds second-favourite for the with top horse racing bookmakers, splitting classy duo Molly Bloom (+260) and Mary Shan (+500).

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