AVANTAGE TO HAVE A SPELL

AVANTAGE TO HAVE A SPELL

Three-year-old filly Avantage is being sent for a spell following two good performances in Sydney and will likely be sent back across the Tasman in spring.

The Jamie Richards-trained filly won the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill in her first run back from a break and stuck on well for third in the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) last weekend at Randwick.

“We gave serious consideration to backing her up in Sydney this Saturday,” Richards said.

“We also thought about taking her to Brisbane, but ultimately we have decided to bring her home and give her a good break and get her ready for Melbourne in the spring. We do think she can be competitive in those mares races in Melbourne and she looks pretty promising to us.”

Avantage has won seven of her nine starts to date, including the Group 1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce (1400m) as a juvenile, in addition to the Karaka Million (1200m) at Ellerslie.

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