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Najoom Trial Win Assuages Injury Concerns
Meanwhile, Najoom appears to have overcome any fitness concerns ahead of Saturday week's Gr1 Tattersall's Tiara by winning a trial at the Gold Coast yesterday. Trainer Gai Waterhouse withdrew the 3YO from Saturday's Stradbroke Handicap due to concerns over a cut to her leg that she suffered in her brilliant 3.3-length victory in the Gr3 Fred Best Classic last month. However, yesterday's trial win indicated the Northern Meteor filly was back on track with jockey Tommy Berry tweeting: "Najoom trialled in great fashion this morning. She settled behind the speed and showed her beautiful turn of foot to win her trial." Najoom's intended participation in the Tiara sets up an exciting clash with Stradbroke Handicap winner Srikandi in the final Gr1 race of the season.