Real Surreal charged into contention for the $2 million Magic Millions Classic with a comprehensive victory at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
The Kelso Wood trained filly firmed into $16 for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic next weekend. She is on the fourth line of betting behind $3 co-favourites Assail & Clevadude and $10 chance Missy Longstockings.
Real Surreal (2f Real Saga – Stolen Beauty by Mossman) gained a run from fourth emergency in the Sirromet Love Sparkling Hcp (1000m) and she exploded in the straight for a three-length victory over Sydney visitor Dalton.
“She’s the toughest horse in the entire stable so backing up next Saturday won’t be an issue,” Wood said after watching his filly power home from the second half of the field. “She was in her box eating before we came to the races today and she will be looking for another feed when we get home.”
Real Surreal was passed in at last year’s Magic Millions after breeders Peter and Michelle McMahon knocked back $70,000. The Waterford based couple have represented Australia in showjumping at the Olympics and operate the Kolora Lodge spelling and pre-training centre south of Brisbane.
The winner is by Glenlogan Park’s leading first-season sire Real Saga and is a younger half-sister to G3 Vo Rogue Plate winner Benny’s Buttons. Their dam Stolen Beauty is a half-sister to G2 Todman Slipper Trial winner Great Crusader.
Jockey Mathew Palmer is a Real Surreal fan. “She lengthened stride and flattened out as soon as she saw daylight. Make no mistake – she is a very, very serious racehorse!”