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Talented filly She Shao Fly is set to take on the older sprinters at weight for age in Saturday’s Group 3 $128,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

She Shao Fly, above, is among the nominations for the 2020 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

She Shao Fly, above, is among the nominations for the 2020 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

She Shao Fly is among the fifteen nominations for the Bletchingly Stakes and trainer Kevin Corstens is keen to test her in Stakes company again after the three year filly found the winner’s stall at her first run for the Cranbourne trainer last start in a 1200m BenchMark 70 Handiap at Sandown on July 8.

The Epaulette filly was trained by Tony McEvoy during her two year old season when she won the Group 3 $150,000 SA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville Parks during the 2019 Adelaide Autumn Carnival.

“If she happens to perform and run in the first three, we know we’ve got a really nice mare for the spring,” Corstens told racing.com.

“It wasn’t a really strong race, and I don’t mean any disrespect to the opposition of rival horses, but it wasn’t overly strong considering what she’s been up against.”

“We gave her a confidence-boosting win on a track where she’s won before (Sandown Lakeside) and hopefully that assists her going into her next task, which is the Bletchingly. The horse since she’s come to us has really blossomed.”

She Shao Fly will be up against some stiff opposition with Sir John Monash Stakes trifecta Jungle Edge, Viridine and I Am Someone are also among the nominations for the Bletchingly Stakes.

Group 1 winner Streets Of Avalon is also set to kick off his 2020 Spring Carnival campaign in the Bletchingly Stakes.

The prospect of a rain affected Caulfield track on Saturday won’t affect the chances of She Shao Fly who has won on both soft and heavy surfaces in the past.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.