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Magic Millions Hopeful Impresses Melham
Ben Melham is confident juvenile filly Secret Lady is on track for next month's Magic Millions 2YO Classic after partnering her in a track gallop at Warwick Farm yesterday morning. Prepared by Gary Portelli, the daughter of Choisir showed brilliant speed to defeat her older rivals in her 792 metre heat in a time of 46 seconds - the fastest time of the day. "I think she's a naturally fast running horse, that cruises just under her top and can sustain pretty solid sectionals," Melham said. "She's a lovely neat filly and gave me that nice feel when she let down." Melham added: "This one looks pretty smart as well and hopefully we can emulate something similar to what we did with She Will Reign." Purchased for $150,000 by Aquis Farm, Blue Sky Bloodstock & Portelli Racing at this year's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Secret Lady is out of the former multiple stakes-winning Perth filly For Your Eyes Only (Bletchley Park). The $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) will be run at the Gold Coast on 13 January.