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Rubiton First-Up For Star Filly
Trainer Shane Nichols says there are plenty of feature race options for Gr1 Myer Classic winner I Am A Star (I Am Invincible-Star Band, by Dixieland Band) in the autumn, reports Racing.com. I Am A Star is set to resume in the Gr2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on 11 February. "There are any number of races she could aim up at this autumn but she'll more than likely start off in the Rubiton Stakes at Caulfield on February 11 after she has a trial," Nichols said. "With a rating of 105, she really has to begin her campaign in open class but then she can then go to those fillies' races like the Armanasco and we might end up in the Australian Guineas [Gr1] before we get to Sydney for races like the Coolmore Classic [Gr1] and Queen Of The Turf [Gr1]." Nichols said I Am A Star had a returned a much stronger filly this time in. "Compared to what she looked like at the start of the spring, she looks a million times better now," he said. "Her coat's better, she's carrying a lot more muscle and a lot more bulk now."