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Songbird Launches Kentucky Oaks Campaign
Champion US filly Songbird (Medaglia d'Oro-Ivanavinalot, by West Acre) is set to make her eagerly awaited 2016 debut in the US$300,000 Gr2 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, reports Blood Horse. The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained daughter of Bernardini was crowned 2015 Eclipse 2YO Filly of the Year after an outstanding juvenile season in which she was unbeaten from four starts, including Gr1 victories in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (see below), Chandelier Stakes and Debutante Stakes. Songbird, who will be having her first start since winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on 31 October, is being aimed at the Gr1 Kentucky Oaks in the first week of May.