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Levi Kavanagh’s nicely-bred filly Soho Ruby is out to earn a shot at next month’s 2017 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast when she races at home at Flemington on the weekend.
The three-year-old daughter of Northern Meteor has won two of her five starts to date and chases a third when she lines-up in the $80,000 Planet Ruler Handicap (1400m) in Melbourne on Saturday.
Drawn gate 10 of 12 with Patrick Moloney riding, she pays $7 to beat home the likes of the flying Lindsay Park-trained colt Snitzon and Pat Hyland’s son of Stravinsky Ballet Master and take her winning streak to three on the trot.
Two back she won by four lengths over 1312m at Geelong before another victory, this time by a narrower margin in a 1300m race at Sandown Hillside on November 23.
She’s enjoyed a freshen-up since and will relish the drop from 59kg that day to 56.5kg on the weekend as her trainer Kavanagh eyes a run in the lucrative $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) on January 14, 2017.
“She’s going really well at the moment,” Kavanagh told Racing Victoria Thursday.
“She’s improved every time she’s run this campaign, and I’ve been happy with her results each time.
“She keeps getting better, and learning more as she goes too.”
Futures Magic Millions 3YO Guineas odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are firmly led by the Bjorn Baker-trained Winning Rupert ($3.20).
The Group 2 winning son of Show A Heart also races this Saturday taking on a black-type field at Doomben in the Listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m).
Soho Ruby meanwhile is only rated a $51 roughie in the all-in Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting markets for the summer Restricted Listed classic.
Kavanagh knows it is a tough assignment for his up-and-comer who could take on dual Group 1 winning filly Global Glamour in the MM Guineas, but said the prize money on offer was too good not to have a crack.
“She’s been accepted in the second acceptances, but there’s still a month to go, there’s a lot of water to go under the bridge,” he said.
“The prize money is so big, even if we go up there and run a good race, the riches are there for the taking.
“If she can win some more prize money she deserves to have a crack.
“I paid $180,000 for her, and got together a group of willing participants, who are more excited than anyone.
“They have already booked tickets to go up there.
“Hopefully she can progress on the way there and get to the Gold Coast.”
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