Trip north on horizon for Fashion Black

Stoutly-bred filly Fashion Black will attempt to win next month's Queensland Oaks after successfully graduating to city class with her second victory at Sandown.

The three-year-old won her maiden 2-1/2 weeks ago at Bendigo, pictured above and impressed trainer Danny O'Brien with how well she handled Wednesday's heavy track, landing the Deck The Halls Hcp (1700m) by 1-1/4 lengths from Third Day and Tad Of Class.

"She is out of an (unraced) Zabeel mare so we have always had a good opinion of her as a staying sort of filly," O'Brien said.

"She was still short of her best distance today but given she can handle the wet it means we can look at Queensland.

"If she had failed today I wouldn't be going but you know you are going to probably get softer ground up there.

Fashion Black has raced five times and will have her sixth start in the Group Three Doomben Roses (2020m) on May 22, two weeks before the 2400m Oaks.

A $180,000 Karaka yearling in New Zealand, she is by Bertolini, a brilliant sprinting son of Danzig, while her grand-dam Arletty was successful to 2000 metres and a four-time Group winner.

O'Brien said it was all still ahead of Fashion Black.

"She has come on really well since she won her maiden the other day and I think there is a good future in front of her as she steps out in distance," O'Brien said.

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