"After winning the G1 Myer Classic at Flemington in spring, Shoals will line up in the G3 Kevin Hayes Stakes at Caulfield on February 10."
Very few horses achieve what star galloper Shoals has in the first seven starts of their career. The Anthony Freedman-trained filly has won five races, was runner-up in the other two and already boasts a Group 1 win next to her name after a gutsy victory against the older mares in the Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington during the Spring Racing Carnival.
Her bold, front-running style ensures she's popular with punters, who will be lining up to back her when she returns to the track during the Festival of Racing, en route to a crack at further Group 1 glory in Sydney later in the autumn.
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With two Group 1 winners in the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival, Mark Zahra won't be short of rides during the Festival of Racing.
Won this season's Makybe Diva, placed behind Winx in the Turnbull Stakes and Cox Plate in spring. Likely to defend his crown at the G1 Australian Cup.
Known for his great success with wonder mare Winx, Chris Waller has enjoyed countless wins in Melbourne from his Flemington stable.