Lofty targets for Duchess Kate

Trainers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards look to have another promising filly on their hands with Wednesday’s Taupo winner Duchess Kate putting her hand up for a tilt at the Gr.1 NZB 1000 Guineas.

Despite her royal name, Duchess Kate has been somewhat lacking in manners, over-racing early under Cameron Lammas before producing a powerful finish to down Thornhill.

“We’ve always liked her,” Stephen Autridge said. “Her attitude along the way hasn’t helped her but she’s getting there.

“We’ve got big plans for her and whether we’ve got the time to do it this time in, who knows, but we’re full steam ahead.”

Autridge indicated the Max Whitby-owned three-year-old would have one more start before a decision is made whether to target the Guineas.

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