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Martin hopeful Fibrillation can set pulses racing

Sydney Morning Herald

Friday April 1, 2011


ROSEHILL trainer Tim Martin couldn't pass up an opportunity for a shot at group 1 status with his filly Fibrillation set to do battle again with the VRC Oaks winner Brazilian Pulse at Rosehill on Saturday.Last weekend Brazilian Pulse made her Sydney debut, conceding 4kg to rivals and winning the Keith Nolan Classic with Fibrillation emerging from the ruck to run second."It is a bit of a task knowing we are meeting her [Brazilian Pulse] at level weights this week but when she [Fibrillation] ran so well last week and pulled up so good we had to have a go," Martin said on Thursday. "A back-door approach to a group 1 and then it is two weeks to the oaks at Randwick, which is the race we are after."Martin added: "I'll be doing a rain dance now. I might sneak into Rosehill tomorrow and turn the sprinklers on. She really loves the sting out of the ground and I reckon she is an out-and-out stayer."And I'm very happy to have Damien Oliver on. Glyn Schofield had already committed to Chris Waller's filly Iron Lace."Fibrillation was bred and is owned by John Thompson and his family. The three-year-old is by Thompson's former Caulfield Cup winner, Diatribe, out of the Serheed mare Sudden Beat."John has been with me for around three years now," Martin said. "He has been a very good owner to me. He has given me a lot of support, which I needed."He is very realistic. We've moved a few horses on but he has got some nice horses coming through."The Black Caviar combination of trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen join up again with Do Ra Mi running in the Vinery Stud Stakes having raced away from Brazilian Pulse in the Kewney Stakes at Flemington last time out.Another Victorian filly chasing Saturday's elusive group 1 is the Greg Eurell-trained Pinker Pinker, which arrives having won her past two starts.

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