Trainer Fraser Auret produced promising three-year-old filly Not Santa to win at Otaki on Monday and has lofty targets for the daughter of Makfi.
Ridden by Johnathan Parkes, Not Santa closed too well for Lady In Lace to notch her second win from three starts.
“She’s a promising type and we had her full brother Matchbreaker who's up in Hong Kong these days, Auret said. “It’s a really good running Family.
“We'll perhaps look at the Group Three (Desert Gold Stakes, 1600m) on Saturday week at Wellington. We'll just see how she pulls up. There's certainly a bit of x-factor about her that's for sure.
“She's really bred to be an Oaks filly. We can only be excited at this stage.”
Earlier on the program Auret trained the quinella in the juvenile event with Trifolium accounting for stablemate Miss Sweet Pee.
“Trifolium will have a little freshen up now,” Auret said.
“She's the only one who hadn't trialled but she's really professional and a nice filly for the autumn.”