Group 1 placed Cellargirl has had a whirlwind career to date however the potential shown by the filly suggests she is one of the main chances heading into the 3-year-old Guineas at the Magic Millions carnival.
Since running last behind Houtzen in the 2YO Classic in 2017, the Kelly Schweida-trained Cellargirl has won a listed race and placed in Group 2 and Group 1 company, most notably running 3rd in the Flight Stakes behind predestined superstar Alizee.
The 3-year-old by More Then Ready was paced 5 consective times following last years Magic Millions 2YO Classic, winning 2 races at Doomben prior to finishing 3rd behind Alizee in back to back races at Randwick during September.
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Upon returning to Queensland in December, Cellargirl could only manage 6th behind Whypeeo and Pierata in the listed Gold Edition plate before beating only 2 home in the Group 3 Va Rogue Plate over 1350 on December 30, again behind the flying Pierata.
Drawing wide on both occasions however, her Sydney form implies she will certainly be suited to more distance, with her Group 2 and Group 1 places coming over 1400 and 1600m respectively.
Her 1:22.82 last time out over 1400m puts her right in the race, running a sub 11-second split between the 400 and 200, recording a 10.76 in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes at Randwick, coming home in 34.53 for the final 600. Her next run over 1600m was equally impressive, holding a good average speed to miss Alizee and Champagne Cuddles in her only Group 1 start.
With the very handy Whypeeo and Sasso Corbaro drawn wide, the race opens right up for her and is her best chance to bounce back since a successful 2017 campaign. Cellargirl is currently $34 and $7.60 at fixed odds with the TAB. She has drawn barrier 9 with Michael Walker to ride.
Cellargirl has 3 wins and 3 minor places to her name so far, taking home $233,700 in prize money. The 3YO Magic Millions Guineas is worth almost 2 million in prize money and is race 7 in tomorrow’s 9 race card at the Gold Coast Turf Club.