Trainer Tim Martin has pinpointed the Group 2 Villiers Stakes at Warwick Farm next month as the main target for promising mare Fibrillation.
Martin is not too shy to make comparisons between Fibrillation and Cox Plate winning mare Pinker Pinker.
Fibrillation has beaten Pinker Pinker home once before in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes and finished almost on par with her when fourth in the AJC Australian Oaks.
“Pinker Pinker is by Reset and this filly is by Diatribe,” Martin said.
“Both stallions’ stock tend to get better as they get older so I’m hoping that’s what happens with this filly.”
Fibrillation has not had a start since finishing ninth in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks in June.
“She pulled up with a few little feet problems from Queensland and required extra time,” Martin said.
“So we thought we’d give her a good spell and let her feet grow, get over the few little issues she had.
“I’m still not convinced she’s a mile-and-a-half horse yet either.”
The four-year-old will have her first-up run in the Warwick Farm 100 Club Handicap this Saturday.
“She’ll run well but Warwick Farm, they usually go slow in those 1400 metre races and she’s going to go back from the barrier (eight),” Martin said.
“She’ll work towards the Villiers and then we’ll get her to a mile-and-a-quarter (2000m) after that.”