Talented filly Smile And Wave faces three months on the sidelines after she was found to have bled from both nostrils following the running of race two at Flemington on Friday.

The Sam and Anthony Freedman-trained galloper was a dominant two-length winner of the Greenville Sprint (1000m), justifying her $2.40 quote under Craig Newitt.

Sam Freedman identified the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes as Smile And Wave’s next target but a mandatory bleeding ban has scuppered those plans.

“Ultimately we’d like to get her into some black-type,” Freedman told Racing.com immediately after the race.

Smile And Wave demolished maiden rivals at Mornington on resumption after a heavy track brought her undone on debut at Cranbourne last June.

Jockey Craig Newitt was full of praise for the promising daughter of I Am Invincible after his second win on the speedy filly.

“She’s pretty good. She’s very professional, she jumps straight on the bunny.

“She comes back under you nicely, relaxes, and then gives a good kick,” Newitt said.

Smile And Wave can’t be trained or galloped on any racecourse for two months and won’t be eligible to return to the races until she’s trialled to the satisfaction of stewards.

Originally published as Promising filly given mandatory three-month ban after bleeding

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