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Outstanding filly Wonderful To Fly will be set for the $30,000 Country Oaks at Bunbury on August 24 before her part-owner, trainer and driver Shane Young prepares her for rich feature events, the $100,000 Westbred Classic for fillies on September 9 and the $150,000 WA Oaks on October 14.

Wonderful To Fly notched her eighth win in a row when Young drove her to a runaway victory in the $25,000 Westsired Pace, a listed classic for three-year-old fillies at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

“Free-For-All horses don’t run home any quicker,” said a delighted Young after Wonderful To Fly had sprinted home over the final 800m in 55sec., with splits of 27.6sec. and 27.4sec. She was not extended in setting the pace and rating 1.56.7 in beating Acharne Girl by four lengths over 2130m.

This was a highly impressive performance at her first appearance for seven weeks, and it improved her record to 28 starts for 18 wins, six placings and $322,039 in prizemoney.

“She did what she is capable of, and leading made it easier for her,” said Young. “There is a race for fillies next Friday night, and after that it will be onwards for the Country Oaks, a feature event won by Young when he drove Sports Package to a short half-head victory over Blue Chip Adda at Bunbury in April 2020.