Trainer Mick Price has revealed that he will accept a position in the Magic Millions Fillies & Mares field for Alter Call, who currently sits as the third emergency for the 3YO Guineas; her former major target.
Alter Call has been a standout performer through her short but impressive racing career so far, and will carry a commendable record of two race wins and one minor placing through her three competitive starts.
A particularly talented field has been confirmed to line up for the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas this year and while he hopes that the filly will somehow gain a start in the race, Price told Racing Victoria that he will also accept into the Fillies & Mares race over 1300m, which boasts a $1 million prize pool.
“It’s a big day with $10 million worth of prize money and the three-year-old race is worth $2 million so it was probably always going to be tough to get a run,” Price said.
“I’ll accept with her in the fillies and mares race in the morning and cross my fingers because she was further down in the order of entry for that race than she was in the Guineas.
“(The) 1400m probably would’ve suited her better and it was also against her own age but it’s a very tough race and it will be a good test for her if she does gain a start.”
Alter Call began her racing career under the guidance of the recently-retired Peter Moody in March 2016, and immediately stamped herself as a filly to follow via an impressive performance for second in the Listed Festival Of Racing 1000 (1000m) on debut.
Sent to the paddock and kept away from racing through the Spring Carnival, the Fastnet Rock filly has taken out each of the Hoppers Party Hire Maiden (1110m) and Joe Brown BM78 (1200m) in Victoria since returning in December.
Should she gain a start in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field, Alter Call will jump from the ideal barrier 7.