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Black-type awaits for maiden-winner

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A shot at feature fillies' races over the spring awaits Nakeeta Jane (So You Think (NZ) after her city win on Wednesday.

Nakeeta Jane backed up her excellent debut when second on the Kensington track two weeks ago to win a strong 3-year-old maiden at Warwick Farm.

Ridden by Josh Parr and trained by Mark Newnham, Nakeeta Jane worked herself from midfield to take a lead at the top of the straight and hold off a late challenge from the highly rated Godolphin colt Ranier (Lonhro) to win by 1.3l.

"You can see the size of her at 3-year-old grade, she's quite imposing and her coat is a little bit long, so she hasn’t come to hand completely yet," Josh Parr, Jockey

She could be thrown in the deep end next start in the G1 Flight S. or could target other black-type fillies' races over the spring.

"She's a lovely big filly. You can see the size of her at 3-year-old grade, she's quite imposing and her coat is a little bit long, so she hasn’t come to hand completely yet," Parr said after the race.

"I don’t see any reason why she won’t stretch out to a trip and hopefully she keeps going this preparation."

Stable representative James Ponsonby said Nakeeta Jane is highly rated and she would be given a chance to progress as three-year-old.

"It's very exciting for the owners to have a filly who is definitely on the way up. We're still very early in the new-season," he said.

Nakeeta Jane was bred and is raced by the Towell family of GT Park, who also race her older siblings, including multiple city winner Cyrus Rocks (Bernadini {USA}).

Nakeeta Jane is by Coolmore stallion, So You Think