Kiwi Katy puts Aussie fillies on notice

01:29 PM 21 Jul 2014 NZST
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Katy Perry and Dexter Dunn roar to a Tatlow Stakes win at Melton on Saturday night.

After seeing Katy Perry roar at her Australian debut at Melton on Saturday night, the local two-year-old fillies' Breeders Crown contingent must be a tad jittery.

At her most recent start before the weekend's Tatlow Stakes win at Tabcorp Park, Katy Perry came in second behind Joanne’s A Delight in a Breeders Crown heat in New Zealand.

Joanne’s A Delight is headed Down Under along with another filly in Linda Lovegrace to contest the Breeders Crown.

They finished second and third behind Supersonic Miss on Harness Jewels Day and were considered ahead of Katy Perry in Breeders Crown pecking order before Saturday night.

So the Aussies it would seem might need to find a few metres.

Katy Perry defeated highly rated Soho Tokyo by 2.5 metres on Saturday night, working to the lead early despite a back-row draw and comfortably holding off all late challengers.

But who's to say Australia's leading Crown contender has already been seen? Maybe there’s a yet-to-race filly capable of grabbing headlines between now and Breeders Crown finals.

Watch this space.

By Cody Winnell (Harness Racing Australia)

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