TOUGH two-year-old filly Away Game put in the best performance of her short career with a second placing in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday, according to trainer Ciaron Maher.
Away Game, one of four runners Maher had in Australia's richest juvenile race, finished less then two lengths behind Farnan with Mamaragan back in the placings in the 1200 metre race.
Prague, Rathlin and Muntaseera, Maher's other runners, were unplaced.
The multiple group one-winning trainer, who trains in partnership with David Eustace, told The Standard Away Game was brave in the multi-million dollar classic.
"Away Game is an amazing filly," the Winslow-raised trainer said.
"That was her best run. It was a top class field.
"She's been so brave in each run.
"She just puts in 100 per cent each time she races.
"Farnan was just too good for us but Away Game lost no admiriers.
"She's a very valuable filly.
"Rathlin and Muntaseera we're always going to find it tough from wide barriers and Prague put in an honest effort."
Away Game took her stake earnings to more then $2.3 million with her second placing.
She has won three of her six starts.
Meanwhile, Loving Gaby won her second group one race for the Maher-Eustace stable when she won the $500,000 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
Her first group one victory was in the Manikato Stakes at the Valley in October last year. Maher said Loving Gaby may have her next start in the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick on April 4.
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