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Valley Girl targets Sydney Gr.1 fillies races
09 Mar 2016 | By The Informant

The Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs-trained filly Valley Girl (Mastercraftsman) pleased connections with her fast-finishing fifth in Saturday’s Gr. 1 BMW New Zealand Derby and now has further Group One assignments in Sydney.  

“The wide draw was quite costly in the end but we were very pleased with the run and she hit the line well,” Gibbs said.

“We’ve got three weeks to the Vinery Stud Stakes and then on to the Australian Oaks. It’s a path Donna has followed before with Rising Romance and Habibi with good success.” 

Meanwhile, stablemate Volkstok'n'barrell is in fine fettle following his last-start win in the Gr. 1 Haunui Farm WFA Classic and will take his place in Saturday’s Gr. 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes at Ellerslie. 

“He came through that run brilliantly,” Gibbs said. “He’s always been a very good traveller and he’s in lovely order.”