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Reliable Man 11Reliable Man’s Leading Girl for Champion Fillies Stakes

The Bob Peters owned Leading Girl steps to 1600m for the first time in her career this Saturday at Ascot when she takes on a strong form race in the Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes.

Leading Girl, a three-year-old filly from the stakes winner Chuckle, has had just three starts to date winning her first two impressively, and finishing fifth in the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes at her most recent outing. Leading Girl is trained by Grant and Alana Williams who also have the favourite for the race in Arcadia Dream (Pierro), while the Burgess Queen Stakes winner Lady Cosmology will be well supported in the race also.

Sold to Perth bloodstock agent John Chalmers for $100,000 at Karaka through the Bradbury Park draft, Leading Girl was bred by Australian identity Rob Ferguson and was raised at Michelle Norman’s Kilmore Farm in Matamata.

Another promising three-year-old by Reliable Man lines up in the first at Tauranga tomorrow in the shape of the Roger James/Robert Wellwood trained Hypnos. An impressive winner at Waipukurau on debut Hypnos raced against the older horses at his next start and ran well to finish second, just a neck behind the Makfi mare Ritani who was narrowly beaten at Te Rapa at her next start. Hypnos’s most recent start came at Avondale ten days ago when finishing sixth beaten 2.6 lengths after having no luck in the running and going to the line untested.

As the owner of just three career starts, Hypnos is still ‘learning his trade’ and Saturday’s the likelihood of a genuinely run race on Saturday will suit Hypnos, with the likes of Bocce, Sacred Accord, Spirits Aubeer, Masetto, and Ladylax all showing natural speed at their most recent starts. Jason Waddell reunites with Hypnos tomorrow after being aboard at his winning debut, and will be looking to retain his 100% record with the Ron and Fran Dixon owned gelding.

In Singapore the highly talented filly Miss Dusty looks very hard to beat in the S$80,000 Kranji C Stakes over 1200m for Cliff Brown and Michael Rodd as she looks for back to back victories after an impressive win at her most recent start.

A half-sister to Singapore’s Champion Sprinter Nova Swiss (Swiss Ace), Miss Dusty has recorded two wins and two seconds from her five career starts and from the inside barrier tonight she should get the perfect run in the race.

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