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Eighth NZB Filly Of the Year Leg Key Oaks Trial

Wednesday, 28th February 2018

The New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series continues tomorrow with the running of the eighth leg - the $70,000 Gr3 Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hastings, a key lead-up to Oaks races on both sides of the Tasman. Lowland Stakes winners have a remarkable Oaks record in recent seasons with 2015 winner Savaria winning the New Zealand Oaks, 2016 winner Sofia Rosa finishing runner-up in the New Zealand Oaks before winning the Australian Oaks, and last year's winner Bonneval claiming the New Zealand Oaks & Australian Oaks double. This year's 13-strong Lowland Stakes field features Group 1 winner Hasahalo, Group 1 placegetters Belle du Nord and Savvy Coup, highly regarded stakes winner Treasure, and stakes placegetters Milseain, Swing Note, Caricature and Luxe. The Lowland Stakes is worth 6 points to the winner, with 3 points for second and 1.5 for third. Hasahalo currently sits third on the points table with 12, just behind the second-placed Contessa Vanessa on 13.5. Dijon Bleu is the clear leader with 30 points. Click here to view commentary on each runner.

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