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Caulfield in sight for Vixen
Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Prussian Vixen has been set to extend her winning run in a Caulfield sprint on Saturday week, April 23.

Mornington trainer Michael Mehegan has earmarked a $60,000 Benchmark 78 (1000m) for the King Of Prussia filly who has won 5 of her 7 starts since Xmas.  “She’s been up for a while but comes home and cleans the feed-bin,” Mehegan said.  “She’s tough and we space her runs.  I was nearly going to spell her but while she keeps winning, we will keep going.”

Last time out, Prussian Vixen banked $62,000 including a Super VOBIS bonus with a front-running victory in the Cleanaway Hcp (1200m) at Mornington’s metro meeting on April 2.

In a city first for Mehegan, she led and managed to dig deep and skip a few lengths clear in the straight.  “Blinkers have helped,” Mehegan claimed.  “She had always been a consistent performer but they’ve added an extra length.”

Prussian Vixen (3f King Of Prussia - Miss Eileen by Lion Hunter) won her maiden by 5 lengths at Mornington and got within 0.32 seconds of the 1200m track-record against older horses at Pakenham.

“Michael and the team have done an enormous job with this filly,” jockey Dylan Dunn said.  “The gate wasn’t ideal so I gave her a dig and she crossed the field.  She switched off, relaxed and came back underneath me with a nice rhythm.”

Greta West Stud resident King Of Prussia (Anabaa) sired the filly from the family of NZ stakes winner Orange Walk (Spectacular Love) and Monarch Prince (Prince Echo).  Her dam Miss Eileen won three races in Victoria’s north-east for Mehegan and she was bred back to Greta West sire Keep The Faith last October.


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