Maher has been happy with the way Coolangatta has performed in her work on the Gold Coast and has resisted the temptation to run the two-year old in an exhibition gallop this coming Saturday
Opposite to that, Asia bound trainer Jamie Richards has decided to run his Kiwi filly Bright Blue Sky on the Wave Raceday with jockey Brett Prebble set to give the juvenile a run out on the Gold Coast track.
Maher believes that Coolangatta is far enough along in her prep to avoid the exhibition ride and can push straight on in the stables hunt for a second 2YO Magic Millions Classic after winning the contest with Away Game in 2020.
“All is good with Coolangatta, she has worked good on the Gold Coast the last two days,” Maher said.
“She was a bit fresh first-up so she should be spot on for the Magic Millions.
“I haven’t really looked much at her (Magic Millions) rivals as yet, I’m just concentrating on her.
“It’s just all about having her right for the big day as two-year-olds can go in and out of form pretty quickly.”
Maher and Eustace have Away Game entered for both the Magic Millions Fillies and Mares (1300m) and the Magic Millions Snippets (1200m) on January 15.
Maher was quick to suggest that the no 4-year old would be likely to return in The Snippets rather than the fillies and mares race.