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Mile looking less of a mission for speedy Prom Queen
23 Oct 2017

Prom Queen, aka the queen of speed, has given the best indication yet that she will be wearing a Group I tiara on November 18.

Her seemingly effortless victory in Saturday's Group III Barneswood Farm Stakes (1400m) on Saturday was her eighth victory from just nine trips to the races and her sixth on the trot.

Importantly, the Super Easy filly was having her first start on a good track and first trip over more than 1200 metres.

If either factor was meant to be an acid test, you wouldn't have known it.

In a field that was touted as being strong with plenty of 2000 Guineas aspirants, the queen of speed seemingly had several gears left in reserve as she cruised to a two and a quarter length victory.

Samantha Collett, who picked up the ride with her cousin and Prom Queen's regular hoop Alysha Collett suspended, may as well have left her whip in the jockeys' room.

Kenny Rae, who trains Prom Queen with his wife Lisa and their daughter Krystal Williams, has always been confident his stable star would get the mile. Following the ease with which she won over 1400, it looks as though he will get the last laugh over those who said Prom Queen was just a sprinter.

"Nothing stops her," Rae said after the race.

Bookmakers agree. Prom Queen has been moved into $2.50 for the 1000 Guineas. She was $6 before Saturday's race.

Rae confirmed she will not race again until the $300,000 Group I 1000 Guineas (1600m) on November 18.