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Miss Fabulass will progress to the 2018 Flight Stakes at Royal Randwick in a fortnight after she returned to winning form in the 2018 Tea Rose Stakes this afternoon.

Miss Fabulass was far too good for her rivals in the Tea Rose Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Photo by: Steve Hart

Miss Fabulass was far too good for her rivals in the Tea Rose Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Photo by: Steve Hart

Miss Fabulass was unwanted in Tea Rose Stakes betting following her flat effort in the Furious Stakes a fortnight ago, but she showed a blistering turn-of-foot to return to winning form.

Kerrin McEvoy looked as though he may get boxed in on Miss Fabulass at the top of the straight, but he was able to angle the daughter of Frankel into clear running and she exploded when she was asked for an extra effort.

McEvoy said after the race that riding Miss Fabulass a touch quieter paid dividends in the Tea Rose Stakes and he believes that the star filly still has plenty of improvement left in her.

“I just rode her that bit quieter today,” McEvoy said.

“She is still learning her trade.

“Once I asked her she was there for me and picked up really well.

“She went through the gaps and won it quite soft in the end.

“She showed a good turn of foot.

“I’d say she will go to the Flight.

“She’s a nice filly, obviously untried at the mile, but if we can just get her to switch off she is going to run it out really strong and be really hard to beat in that race.

“She’s very well bred and the best is yet to come still.

“She is only going to improve and I dare to say that she is going to be even better next prep.

“She’s an exciting filly to be a part of for sure.”

Trainer Kris Lees was delighted to see Miss Fabulass return to winning form and he confirmed that she will look to replicate the feats of her dam Samantha Miss and complete the Tea Rose Stakes/Flight Stakes double.

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