AAP Horse Racing

Lees weighing up options for Miss Fabulass

By AAP Newswire

Unless there is an exceptionally high attrition rate from the $1 million The Hunter, regally bred mare Miss Fabulass will bypass the feature Newcastle meeting and head to Brisbane.

First emergency Goodfella has been elevated into Saturday's field with the scratching of Godolphin's Home Of The Brave who has instead been sent to Melbourne for the Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Sandown.

But fourth reserve Miss Fabulass needs three more withdrawals to join her Kris Lees-trained stablemates Graff, Le Romain, Invincible Gem and Tactical Advantage in the first edition of The Hunter (1300m).

She is a dual acceptor for the Prime7 Benchmark 88 Handicap (1300m) on Saturday's Newcastle program but Lees says she will not take her place there after drawing wide.

"She'll only run in the good race if she gets a start, she won't run from 13," Lees said.

"She could be in Brisbane next Saturday instead. There's a few stakes races up there."

Bred to southern hemisphere time, Miss Fabulass is by champion Frankel out of Lees' star galloper Samantha Miss.

A Group Two winner at three, she has not been placed in two runs from a spell but her sectional times have been good and Lees is adamant she is in good shape.

The Recognition Stakes (1350m) and Spirit Of Boom Classic (1200m), both Listed races, are options for her at Doomben on Saturday week.