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Australian Racing - Racing: Third time lucky for Bon's?

Bon's A Pearla will take on the Australasian Oaks at Morphettville on Saturday as she bids to make it third time lucky in Group 1 company.

The Kevin Corstens-trained filly has already ran in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield last spring before finishing third to Hitotsu in the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington three starts ago, and is currently a 12/1 chance for this weekend's contest.

Following that third-placed effort, the daughter of Bon Hoffa has since finished runner-up in the Group 3 Alexandra Stakes at Moonee Valley before her last start runner-up effort behind My Whisper in the Group 3 Auraria Stakes at Morphettville on April 9th.

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"She's had a few good weeks since she came home from Adelaide," Corstens said. "Getting her back home, she settles back into a routine.

"She likes being out in a yard and over there, she didn't have a yard to go out into. That's one of the main keys for her, I think."

Hill remains on board

Jockey Jack Hill will retain the ride on the filly after riding her in Adelaide. "He did nothing wrong on her last start and he knows her really well," Corstens added.

"She's a quirky sort of horse, so we've elected to keep him on. The 2000 metres is always a throw at the stumps, and she's not bred to get it, but she is a three-year-old against her own sex at set-weights.

"She carried more weight than them last start, but back down on equal weights, hopefully it turns out in her favour."

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