The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable unveiled another potential two-year-old star when filly Fake Love easily won the Debutant Stakes at Caulfield.
Last week in Sydney, they produced another brilliant filly in Enthaar who won the Gimcrack Stakes.
Maher compared Fake Love to this year’s Magic Millions winner Away Game and suggested the I Am Invincible filly had similar ability after her easy win over 1000m.
“She’ll be targeted towards the Magic Millions now. She’s got a bit of black-type and hopefully she can follow in the same steps,” Maher said.
“Away Game, she was very durable. This horse is probably of a similar shape, but probably a little bit stronger even.
“You never know, hopefully she’s a little bit better.”
Fake Love was ridden by Mark Zahra, who said the Maher and Eustace stable was great with early season two-year-olds.
“She’s a prime example, quick out, led, relaxed and when I gave her a kick she gave nothing else a chance,” Zahra said.
Zahra said Fake Love had the speed to use barrier one and was an absolute professional.
Fake Love ($5 equal fav) defeated Extreme Warrior ($5 equal fav) by 1-1/4 lengths with Naples ($14) a half-neck away third.
Troy Corstens, co-trainer of in-form three-year-old filly Swats That, said he would consider any offer to run in The Everest following her comfortable victory in Saturday’s Thoroughbred Club Stakes.
He said if Chris Waller gave him a call regarding his slot they would give it consideration.
“We’d have to think about it. It’s a lot of money not to think about,” Corstens said.
Swats That ($2.80 fav) defeated Muntaseera ($3.30) by three-quarters of a length with Bella Nipotina ($11) a half-length away third.