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Watch on Leonidas colours

The pink and black colours of the flying filly Miss Leonidas are set to go around at Flemington on Saturday but while they won't travel as quickly as they did four weeks ago, they could be worth keeping an eye on.

Carrying the colours on Saturday will be stablemate Braddock, who is unplaced in two starts but can earn a shot at some of the spring riches if he can prove himself when the juveniles step to the 1800 metres of the Listed Byerley Handicap at Flemington on Saturday.

"I've got a fair bit of time for the horse," said his trainer Shaun Dwyer on Monday. "He's a Your Song and he's got a lovely nature for a colt.

"He's only had two runs and I was actually going to put him out - I've always liked him a bit - and then Todd (Lichti, the owner) said 'What do you think of this 1800'?

"I worked him over 1200 metres on Friday morning and he worked tremendous. He'll work over 1400 metres tomorrow (Tuesday), running home the final 600 metres, and if he does that well enough he'll go to the race on Saturday and I've got Michael Dee to ride him."

Dwyer said Braddock could develop into a Derby horse next season but said he would not test him in the best three-year-old company before then.

"I'll give him a short break and bring him back in the spring for a couple of those mile three-year-old races - the lesser ones - and we'll see how he performs," he said.

Braddock's stablemate Miss Leonidas is a vastly different horse as she is simply fast.

Dwyer said the filly was enjoying a few weeks off after her scintillating win at The Valley last month but said he was due to pick her up at the end of next week with an eye to having her ready by early October.

Next year's Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington is the ultimate goal for Miss Leonidas after she thrashed fellow three-year-old fillies by six lengths over the 1000-metre trip at The Valley on June 16.

"She's obviously got to take some sort of step from where she is but it's hard to get over the hype that's around her from people who know about times, sectionals and weights," Dwyer said.

"She'll come back towards the end of the month. We're looking at mid-October - I think there is a fillies and mares' black-type race at Flemington - and that would be great to give her another run down the straight.

"I think there is a 1000-metre race at Caulfield before that and those two races might just do her with an eye to the autumn."


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