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A successful return to the racetrack by promising filly Jedstar at The Valley on Saturday could see the rising three year old take on the older sprinters in the Group 1 $1m Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes over the same course and distance on September 27.

Jedastar, above, is set to step out at The Valley against the three year old fillies. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jedastar, above, is set to step out at The Valley against the three year old fillies. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Trainer Lloyd Kennewell had such a high opinion of his flying filly that he lined her up against the Group 1 sprinters in the Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington during the 2019 Melbourne Autumn Carnival but after missing the start she failed to beat a runner home in the eleven horse field.

Jedstar was then spelled and Kennewell has given the filly three jumouts in preparation for her return to the track.

“She’s obviously a flying filly, very speedy, and has jumped out extremely well her last two jump-outs,” Kennewell told AAP.

“She seems like she’s not far off her peak at all and I think she’ll obviously give them something to catch on Saturday at The Valley.

“We’re going one race at a time but we obviously want to get through The Valley in one piece and make sure she runs a super race there, and all being well two weeks later she flies into the Quezette Stakes.”

Jedastar is set to resume in a 1000m Three Year Old Fillies Handicap at The Valley on Saturday and then make the gradual step up in class into the Group 3 $160,000 BECK Probuild Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 17.

Jedstar was an all the way winner on debut over the 1000m down the Flemington straight on January 1 and followed that up with a second, after setting the pace, to Catch Me in the Group 3 $160,000 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) (1000m) at Caulfield on January 26.

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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.