Unbeaten Shoals ready for Spring

8th August, 2017's Ben Asgari reported:

Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman couldn't be happier with the way unbeaten filly Shoals is progressing this preparation.

Unbeaten in three starts, the daughter of Fastnet Rock was last seen recording a narrow victory on a wet track in the Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) at Randwick in April.

Freedman said a jumpout at Flemington on Friday would determine when Shoals resumes.

"She may head to the Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday week or we might wait another week but we'll just see how she trials," Freedman said.

"She's in great condition. She had a wonderful spell up at Arrowfield in Scone and we're really looking forward to getting her back to the races.

"We looked after her during the autumn and she showed enormous talent and we're hoping she can improve on that.

"Obviously the Thousand Guineas will be the race for her against her own age and sex, the way she knuckled down on that Heavy track at Randwick over 1200 suggests that 1400m would be no problem and it wouldn't be too much of a stretch getting to 1600m with her."

Freedman said Santa Ana Lane, a late scratching from last Sunday's Bletchingly Stakes due to the Heavy track, would likely have his next start in Saturday week's Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

"Between the high winds the week before and the Heavy track last weekend we've lost our way with him a little bit but he should be fine," he said.

"He'll have a top-up jumpout at Flemington this Friday and then he'll probably head to the Regal Roller."

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