I Am Invincible's Fake Love Makes a Statement On Debut

Mark Smith - Saturday October 10

First out and first home, the I Am Invincible filly Fake Love made the best possible start to her career with a thoroughly professional performance in Saturday’s Listed Magic Millions Debutant Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield, giving promise that she could be the second consecutive winner of the Magic Millions 2yo Classic for part-owner Hannah Mathiesen.

Fake Love announces herself on debut  (Natasha Morello/Racing Photos)

With Mark Zahra in the saddle, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained filly had the chasing pack off the bit rounding the home turn. With ears flat back she put the race to bed 300 metres out and was allowed to coast home a length and quarter ahead of the Extreme Choice colt Extreme Warrior who lengthened impressively  when working out what it is all about. Godolphin’s Street Boss (USA) filly Naples was a half-neck back in third ahead of the Pride Of Dubai filly Bird Of Dubai.

It was back to back wins in the race for the Maher-Eustice stable following Tanker 12 months ago.



uo;It’s great for David Gillies, it is one of his first horses in the stable and had his colours on,” Maher said.


“She did it in emphatic style. To think (part-owner) Hannah Mathiesen came down here and worked for us for six months and found Away Game and the to find another one the very next year.

“She will be targeted towards the Magic Millions now she has got a bit of black-type.

“Away game was very durable, this his is a similar shape but is probably a bit stronger, so hopefully she may be a bit better.”

Bred by Segenhoe Thoroughbreds and Lakeview Resources, Fake Love was consigned by Segenhoe to the 2019 National Weanling Sale where she made $380,000 to the bid of Oakmont. That made her the third most expensive weanling at the sale.

Back in the same ring a year later, Fake Love failed to make her $450.000 reserve when consigned by Valiant Stud to the 2020 Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Fake Love as a yearling

Her dam Anatina won the Listed VRC Cap D'Antibes Stakes and MSS Security Stakes however her career highlight came when splitting Tiger Tees and Villa Verde in the 3024 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Randwick.

(Red more about Fake Love’s pedigree here).

Anatina has a yearling filly by Hellbent but missed last year.

Fake Love becomes the 57th stakes-winner for Yarraman Park Stud’s I Am Invincible.  


Race Result - Debutant Stakes LR 1000m

Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 0:58.64
Fake Love
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: M Zahra 56
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Anatina (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
I Am Invincible
MM National Weanling Sale $380,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Oakmont
Extreme Warrior
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 58
2c Extreme Choice (AUS) x Heart Of Thrills (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Glenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld
B: Mick Price Racing/Dermot Farrington
T: James Cummings J: John Allen 56
2f Street Boss (USA) x Italy (AUS) (Domesday (AUS))
Bird Of Dubai
T: P Stokes J: D W Stackhouse 56
2f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Bird Of Fire (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
T: James Cummings J: D Oliver 58
2c Street Boss (USA) x Anamato (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Zanzibar Gem
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: L Nolen 56
2f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Divine Choice (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: L Currie 58
2c Maurice (JPN) x Sister Souss (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $260,000
V:Goldin Farms, Angaston, SA
B: Busuttin Racing Pty Ltd
Red Rocketship
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: C Newitt 58
2c Extreme Choice (AUS) x Pink Perfection (AUS) (Mossman (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA)/Mick Price Racing
MM National Weanling Sale $130,000
V:Newgate Consignment Aberdeen NSW
B: Mitchell Bloodstock (FBAA)
Hardware Lane
T: Mitchell Beer J: J Mott 58
2c Scissor Kick (AUS) x Street Groove (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $40,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: Mitch Beer Racing
Beach Lap
T: D T O'Brien J: D Moor 56
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Tyche (AUS) (Saltgrass (USA))
T: J Warren & D Krongold J: Jamie Kah 58
2c Lonhro (AUS) x Luce Del Mare (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Toolooganvale Farm, Scone
B: Kevaar Investments Pty Ltd ATF Kevaar Investments Trust
T: J F Moloney J: Patrick Moloney 56
2f Shalaa (IRE) x Mesmerize Me (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
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