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Sprint Trips For Fontiton

Wednesday, 22nd July 2015

High class Melbourne filly Fontiton (Turffontein-Personal Ensign, by Rubiton) is likely to be kept to sprint distances in the spring with the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington a possible target, reports ANZ Bloodstock News. The Turffontein filly has been back in work for two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove two bone chips in a front fetlock. Smerdon had hoped that Fontiton, hitherto known as a sprinter, could stretch her brilliance out to a mile so she could be considered for races such as the Gr1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), but he has his doubts.  "She probably won't have a lot of racing through the spring and we'll probably stay to the shorter trips," Smerdon said. "I think she's a bit late coming in for the Thousand Guineas and we don't know whether she runs a mile."

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