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New Zealand stars settle into Australia

New Zealand filly Probabeel has worked home well in a barrier trial at Randwick to show her readiness for a Group One rematch with Funstar.

The Jamie Richards-trained Probabeel finished second to Funstar, trained by Chris Waller, in the Flight Stakes in October.

The two are scheduled to meet in the Surround Stakes on February 29.

Funstar has not raced since the Flight (1600m) while Probabeel has had two starts at home for two wins.

Ridden by Glen Boss in Monday's 1000m-trial on the Randwick course proper, Probabeel finished 2-1/2 lengths from the winner Con Te Partiro.

"I thought she trialled well," Richards told NZ Racing Desk.

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New Zealand trainer Jamie Richards (L) is happy with reports on his Australian squad.

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