Magic Millions 2yo Classic winner Away Game could take on the older horses at weight for age in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m) at The Valley on October 23.
“The Manikato is in mind and then possibly the Coolmore Stud Stakes, but we’ll be guided by her,” co-trainer David Eustace told AAP.
“She’s in pre-training at Pakenham and has been there a week or so and she looks fantastic.
“She has furnished really well and has matured a lot and we’re really looking forward to this campaign.”
“She had a tough campaign and did clock up a lot of miles, but we’re confident she can come back as a top-class three-year-old.”
Away Game was one of the stars of her two year old year with four wins from eight starts including the 2020 $2m The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast in January.
The Snitzel filly missed out on a Group 1 win when runner up to Farnan in the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill in March but was able to snare a Group 2 victory with her win in the $500,000 Heineken 3 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Day Two of The Championships on April 11.
Maher and Eustace sent Away Game for a well deserves six-week break at Fulmen Park on the Mornington Peninsula after finishing fifth behind Bella Vella in the Group 1 $400,000 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on May 2.
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