By Glenn Davis
Talented filly Singular Sensation earned a shot at the $2 million Magic Millions Classic in January with a dominant victory at Doomben on Saturday.
Singular Sensation revelled in the heavy conditions to lead all the way for a three length win over Miss Sara in the Watpac QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap (1050m).
Animal Spirits was third, a further 2-1/4 lengths away.
Singular Sensation was bought by Aquis Farm for $250,000 at the Magic Millions sales and is unbeaten after winning by 4-1/2 lengths on debut at the Sunshine Coast on November 4.
Trainer Steve O’dea has always had a big opinion of the daughter of Not A Single Doubt.
“I’ve had a big opinion of her from day one and she won well at her first start at Caloundra,” O’dea said.
“She’s shown now she’s pretty versatile and we’ve now got to find a way to the Magic Millions.
“She’ll probably go back to Aquis Farm for a short break now and then we’ll look at the Calaway Gal Stakes in a month.”
Winning jockey Brad Stewart tipped a bright future for Singular Sensation.
“She’s very promising. I gave her a squeeze coming to the turn and I knew she had plenty there," he said.
“She’s very exciting and led both times she's won but this was better than when she won at Caloundra.
“I don’t think she’ll have a problem getting 1200 metres.”
Former Sydneysider My Giuliano proved his versatility with a dour win in the Evian Benchmark 90 Handicap (2200m).
Ridden by Michael Cahill, My Giuliano came from the tail of the field to down Outraged by three-quarters of a length with Anton En Avant, a further 2-1/4 lengths away, third.
My Giuliano was one of a small team sent to Brisbane by Sydney’s Chris Waller when he opened his Gold Coast stable and has now won two of his five starts since arriving.
The five-year-old broke the course record over 2040 metres at Doomben in his previous start a fortnight before breaking through for his first win on a heavy track.
Waller’s stable foreman Paul Shailer adopted a proven method to keep My Giuliano’s mind on the job.
“He’s a one-dimensional horse who needs cover,” Shailer said.
“He’s better on a dry track than in the heavy but he’s going great.
“The key with old horses is to keep them interested so we’ve been taking him to the beach and putting him over a few logs.”
My Giuliano was a $180,000 buy as a yearling and is likely to target the Magic Millions carnival after taking his record to six wins from 26 starts with prizemoney of more than $330,000.
Racing Queensland webnews November 18