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Complete Calaway Girl 2020 Preview - In depth analysis of the key chances for the Listed Calaway Girl at Eagle Farm
- The Listed Calaway Girl is set to be run over 1000m
- Last years winner Away Game won the 2YO Magic Millions Classic
- Fake Love is the favourite but is drawn very wide
Luke Currie rides Away Game to victory in the $2 Million The Star Gold Coast Magic Million 2YO Classic in the 2019 Magic Millions at the Gold Coast Turf Club on January 11, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Regi Varghese/Getty Images)
As the Queensland Summer Carnival begins to heat up the first two-year-old Listed races will be held at Eagle Farm on Saturday in the lead up to next months Magic Millions on the Gold Coast.
A vital lead up towards the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic held at Aquis Park on Saturday the 16th of January, last years Listed Calaway Girl Stakes provided the winner of the 2020 Magic Millions Classic in Away Game.
Check out our full in depth preview below:
A terrific field of two-year-old fillies are set to do battle over 1000m headlined by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained I Am Invincible filly Fake Love. A winner at Caulfield on debut, Fake Love failed to replicate that performance down the Flemington straight on Oaks day but enters Saturday’s race off a terrific trial win.
Six of the ten fillies in the race are last start winners and none more impressive than North Queensland’s Sweet Dolly. The Kevin Hansen trained daughter of Real Saga produced a brilliant trial at Rockhampton before replicating that performance at Townsville, winning by just under six-lengths eased down and under a stranglehold the whole way.
Gillian Heinrich pair True Moonlight and Oriental Princess have both won in their only races while Princess Bojack and Rhapsody Rose have proven too speedy in both wins to date.
Another major speed influence looks to be Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s Summerbeel who will be piloted by Queensland’s premier rider Ryan Maloney. After pinging the gates in her latest trial, the Savabeel filly showed strong sustained speed to win her latest trial at Randwick by two-lengths.
Listed Calaway Girl Stakes Best Bet - Fake Love
Ciaron Maher and David Eustace enjoyed a breakout season last year dominating two-year-old racing throughout the season lead by star filly Away Game. Produced by the same camp and sporting the same colours as Away Game did last year, the I Am Invincible filly gains the services of superstar hoop Glen Boss who has made his intentions of coming to Queensland clear - winning the Magic Millions. After floating down the straight in her last start at Flemington, the blinkers were applied in her latest trial at Rosehill where she pinged the gates and won in tremendous time.
Listed Calaway Girl Stakes Best Value - Sweet Dolly
If you haven’t seen Sweet Dolly’s win at Townsville on debut I implore that you do so immediately. Jumping from the gates beautifully to land in the lead, the Kevin Hansen trained filly never looked to get out of second gear, cruising to win by just under six-lengths in phenomenal fashion. Drawn beautifully in barrier three, Justin Stanley stays aboard and although Hansen stated he was going to send Sweet Dolly straight to the paddock following her debut, she must have been bouncing out of her skin to change his mind.
There will be no shortage of speed throughout the race as Oriental Princess, Rhapsody Rose Sweet Dolly, Princess Bojack, True Moonlight and Fake Love all broke their maidens from the front, while Summerbeel has lead in trials as well. It is hard to go past the top two horses in the market, especially following Fake Love’s explosive trial with the blinkers on. Even though she is drawn wide, expect Glen Boss to be handy or take a sit three wide with cover.
Sweet Dolly looks one of the best fillies produced by North Queensland in years and will be suited by the long Eagle Farm straight, but this is a massive class rise for a filly who didn’t look to beat much.