INTO THE ABYSS showed her class when she ran down Murillo and delivered a nice win in the PRIME7 BENCHMARK 88 HCP (1300m) on the inaugural $1m Hunter day at Newcastle.

After going close twice at G3 level during the autumn, Into The Abyss found no luck in a couple of recent starts in Victoria. Dropping back to a BM88 on Saturday, James McDonald came with a well-timed ride to claim Murillo inside the final 50m.

The daughter of Foxwedge will now have a freshen up before targeting the $1m Magic Millions Fillies and Mares event at the Gold Coast in January.

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