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16/3/202 Trial has Personal ready for Slipper 

Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) third Personal (Fastnet Rock) was an impressive trial winner at Randwick last Thursday and as she heads into Saturday’s Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) on Saturday, co-trainer David Hayes believes she could be the forgotten horse. "She was very green in the Blue Diamond," Hayes said. "She's had a month since then and her last gallop before she left was right up there with Group 1 class horses.” Craig Williams made the trip to Sydney to trial the filly and takes the ride on Saturday. "Craig won the trial and was not even trying," Hayes added. "I said to him the trial was all about experience, getting on the right leg as she is very fit and I don't care if you run fifth. So I'm very happy with her."