Ciaron Maher confirmed Loving Gaby will have the Caulfield 1000 Guineas as her first major target, as Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ star filly returned to training this week.
The daughter of I Am Invincible was widely considered the most exciting filly of her generation during her juvenile campaign, landing significant prize money in four Group Ones on the bounce. A winner of the Group Three Chairman’s stakes on debut, she followed that with a fantastic run, from a poor draw, in the Blue Diamond Stakes. More plaudits came her way when bettering that result in the prestigious Golden Slipper and she rounded off her preparation with two runners-up spots in the Inglis Sires Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes.
Returning from a well-earned rest this week her trainer already has his sights on more top-level tests telling Racing.com:
“She’ll head to pre-training in Ballarat this week. She’s a little bit behind the early ones, but she’s in good order and a high-quality horse.
“She’s raced at the highest level from 1000m up to a mile. She had a great prep last time around, and the 1000 Guineas would be the most likely, everything would have to go pretty right for her, but she is in good order now.”
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