Real Saga's Sweet Dolly Claims the Calaway Gal

Mark Smith - Saturday December 12

Coming down the Eagle Farm straight like a drunken sailor, Sweet Dolly almost unseated a hapless Aaron Bullock on Miss In Charge inside the final 150m, yet still found a way to win Saturday’s Listed Boomer Bloodstock Calaway Gal Stakes (1000m).

Ridden by Justin Stanley for Kevin Hansen, the 2yo daughter of Real Saga proved three-quarters of a length too good for the favourite Fake Love (I Am Invincible) who was caught wide the trip, with Rhapsody Rose (Star Witness) a short-neck back in third.

It made it two wins from as many starts for Sweet Dolly who had looked considerably more professional when opening her career with a near six-length romp at Townsville on November 28.

“She did so much wrong but still got home,” Hansen said.

“She was purchased as a weanling at the Magic Millions and showed ability from day one.  

“She has done a mighty job in the last fortnight. She trialled at Rocky (Rockhampton) on Monday, Townsville on the Saturday. We weren’t going to come here, but she pulled up that well we took her blood and she was spot on so we came.

“She is not paid up for the Magic Millions so she can go to the paddock now and have a decent spell.”

Purchased by her owners Kenneth and Michelle Walker for a bargain-basement $1,500 at the 2019 National Weanling Sale, Sweet Dolly is the best of five winners from six to race out of the winning Canny Lad mare Sweet Cherub a half-sister to stakes-placed Beatniks (Haradasun).

Sweet Cherub does not have a yearling, but she foaled a filly by Heroic Valour on September 3.

Sweet Dolly becomes the seventh stakes-winner for Real Saga who died in 2019. His final crop of nine live foals are yearlings, but he does not have a representative at the Magic Millions or the Classic.

 

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Race Result - Calaway Gal LR 1000m

Eagle Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 0:58.79
1
Sweet Dolly
T: K E Hansen J: Justin P Stanley 56.5
2f Real Saga (AUS) x Sweet Cherub (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
MM National Weanling Sale Book 2 $1,500
V:Raheen Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Kenneth & Michelle Walker
2
0.8
Fake Love
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: G Boss 56.5
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
3
1.0
Rhapsody Rose
T: Chris Munce J: Ben Thompson 56.5
2f Star Witness (AUS) x Ritzy (AUS) (Medaglia D'Oro (USA))
Star Witness
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: Munce Racing Pty Ltd/Arthur Hoyeau
4
3.4
Miss In Charge
T: K A Lees J: A Bullock 56.5
2f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Positive Charge (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Prime Thoroughbreds
5
3.9
Princess Bojack
T: M G Nolan J: M Cahill 56.5
2f Flying Artie (AUS) x Catseye Surprise (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $50,000
V:Murrulla Stud, Wingen, NSW
B: Michael Nolan
6
4.3
Lovin' Feelin'
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: R Fradd 56.5
2f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Erinys (AUS) (Bernardini (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Twin Hills Stud, Cootamundra, NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Racing
7
4.5
Apple Tart
T: S W Kendrick J: B N Stewart 56.5
2f Sebring (AUS) x Malpara (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Kulani Park, Merricks North, Vic
B: Kendrick Racing / Clarke Bloodstock
MM National Weanling Sale $60,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Rhys Smith
8
4.6
Summerbeel
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Ryan Maloney 56.5
2f Savabeel (AUS) x Summer School (IRE) (Street Cry (IRE))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $310,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Gai Waterhouse / Adrian Bott / GPI Racing
9
4.7
Oriental Princess
T: Ms G Heinrich J: James Orman 56.5
2f Mikki Isle (JPN) x Anadan (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Winners Bloodstock
10
4.8
True Moonlight
T: Ms G Heinrich J: Josh Adams 56.5
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Moonlight Hussey (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
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