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10/2/2020 Fierce Impact on All-Star Mile mission

Fierce Impact (Deep Impact), who finished runner-up to Alabama Express (Redoute’s Choice) in the CF Orr Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) on Saturday, could try to secure a place in next month’s All-Star Mile (1600m) with a start in either the Futurity or the Chipping Norton Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Randwick on February 29. The winner of the Futurity is assured a place in the $5m All-Star Mile line-up at Caulfield on March 14, but trainer Matthew Smith has hinted towards a Chipping Norton outing in the hope Fierce Impact receives one of five wildcard spots in the field. Reflecting on his Orr performance, Smith told "He just needs that quick tempo through the whole race, he was great through the line. That run will bring him on and he'll be ready for his next start."