GLOBAL DREAM LIVES UP TO HYPE

FASTNET Rock filly Global Dream forced her way into the Magic Millions field when she finally lived up to the early hype by winning at the Gold Coast today.

Global Dream was touted as a star of the early season, but was beaten as a $1.50 chance on debut and then finished unplaced behind Missy Longstocking.

However, Tony Gollan applied blinkers today and the step to 1200m proved ideal.

Both Gollan and owner-breeder Ron Gilbert insist the filly will come into her own next season, but with a Millions start on offer, both are prepared to roll the dice and take their place this year.

“She just tracked up beautifully today and she’s a good filly,” Gollan said.  “They will make excuses for the favourite, but we were back there with her and we picked up a lot quicker.

“The aim was always to qualify for the Magic Millions and at least we’ve got there now.”  Jockey Glen Colless said Global Dream was typical of the Fastnet Rock breed.

“Most of the good ones seem to race best when you ride them quiet and she appreciated that,” he said.  “They are such a tough breed and I think the penny is starting to drop with her now.”

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