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    HISTORY is against Braeview Kelly in Saturday night’s $1million Miracle Mile at Club Menangle. As the only mare in the elite field, Braeview Kelly... History against Miracle Mile runner

    HISTORY is against Braeview Kelly in Saturday night’s $1million Miracle Mile at Club Menangle.

    As the only mare in the elite field, Braeview Kelly is aiming to become just the fourth member of the ‘fairer sex’ to capture the Garrards-sponsored Grand Circuit event.

    Mares began on a perfect note when Robin Dundee secured the inaugural edition in 1967.

    Covering the mile in a ‘miracle’ 1:59, Robin Dundee became the first standardbred to better two minutes under race conditions in the southern hemisphere.

    It took three decades before Norms Daughter upstaged the fellas in June 1996 and another 17 years before Baby Bling’s upset in April 2013.

    Earning her position in Australasia’s ultimate speed test with her victory in last weekend’s Queen Elizabeth II Mile, Braeview Kelly is capable of joining the trio according to trainer Jack Trainor.

    “It’s not going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination, but with the right run, she will surprise a few,” Trainor said. “She’s in the field, which at least gives her a puncher’s chance!”

    Then there is Braeview Kelly’s draw, with the daughter of Bettors Delight receiving barrier six.

    Only four winners have come six, with Double Identity the most recent in 2002!

    “On top of a great field she has history against her, which doesn’t sound good,” Trainor said. “Luckily she doesn’t know how to read any of those stats.

    “All I can say is she is in great shape. She knew she’d been in a race yesterday morning, but is a lot brighter this morning.

    “She’ll do her usual routine this week and will be right to go on the night.”

    When discussing Braeview Kelly and her star stablemate, Stylish Memphis, before the Sibelia Stake a fortnight ago, Trainor stated he would stick with the latter, leaving Hart to partner ‘Kelly’ regardless of the situation.

    “Cam has the drive behind Braeview Kelly, even if I’m sitting in the grandstand watching,” Trainor declared.

    Proving a man of his word, Trainor has confirmed Cam Hart will take the reins behind Braeview Kelly in the Group One.

    “Cam will be driving her again,” Trainor said. “He drove her well enough to get into the Miracle Mile and he can drive her in the Miracle Mile.

    “Now we just need a miracle on the night to see her come out of it as the winner.”

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