The Duncan Howells-trained Fiorella downed the Justin Snaith-trained big gun Snowdance in the Grade 2 Daisy Fillies Guineas and she will now be attempting a giant-killing double when she takes on the Snaith-trained Sun Met winner Oh Susanna in Saturdays Grade 1 Woolavington 2000 at Greyville.
Fiorella galloped under Muzi Yeni this week and Howells said the jockey had returned saying it was an exceptional work out.
Yeni is replacing injured Anton Marcus.
Howells said the Captain Al filly had come on from the Daisy Fillies Guineas and was very well indeed at present.
She will relish the step up in trip, being out of Caesour mare Arcola, who won the SA Oaks as well as the Grade 3 Caradoc Gold Cup over 2850m.
In her only previous attempt at beyond a mile she finished a 1,55 length fourth in the Grade 1 SA Fillies Classic over 1800m at Turffontein. However, Howells said she had still needed that run as a yard virus had interrupted her preparation and she had consequently been scratched from her intended build up race. He otherwise reckoned she would have won the SA Fillies Classic.
Howells mentioned Australian-bred Big Brown gelding Who Says as the best of his others on the day. He said this three-year-old would relish the step up in trip to 2000m and he gave him an each-way chance. – Gold Circle