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Etah James gets her chance to take the next step into stakes grade when she lines up in the time-hon­oured Bagot Hand­i­cap at Flem­ing­ton on New Year’s Day.

Trainer Matt Cu­mani looks to have a real tal­ent on his hands with the Ki­wibred mare who only started rac­ing as a late four-year-old but al­ready has an im­pos­ing record.

Her dom­i­nant all-the­way win at Caulfield last start made it five vic­to­ries from her last six starts and down to the limit weight in the Bagot will give her more ex­pe­ri­enced ri­vals some­thing to catch.

Spring is a long way off, but if she can keep the ball rolling in Mon­day’s dis­tance event it would be no sur­prise to see her tucked away and given a chance at the big time next sea­son.

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