Wild Rain magic in McEwen Stakes

 Wild Rain will take on superstar sprinter Chautauqua and fellow globetrotting star Buffering at Group One level after another feature win, this time in the Group Two McEwen Stakes (1000m).


A winner of the Group Three Sir John Monash Stakes at her previous start, Wild Rain proved too fast for her rivals, leading from barrier to box in a dominant length victory over Furnaces, while warm favourite Heatherly was a fraction further back, third.


A brave runner-up in January's $1 million Magic Millions Sprint at the Gold Coast, Wild Rain will now head to the Group One AJ Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley.


"She's going really well," Kavanagh said. "She's progressed nicely."


"I was a bit surprised to see her in front today because I thought this was going to be blistering pace and I thought she was going to get a good drag."


"She can run those sectionals which makes it hard for the others to pick her up."


"She's been very consistent, she's been a great money spinner and she's a Group Two winner now. She'll be back for the Moir!"


A $150,000 purchase for Kavanagh from the Arrowfield Stud draft at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Wild Rain has boosted her earnings to over $750,000 from just 19 runs.


A daughter of Manhattan Rain, Wild Rain is one of two stakes performers for the Adelaide winning Rory's Jester mare North Flower - a mare who hails from the family of Horse of the Year Northerly.


North Flower, who is also the dam of Gosford Guineas placegetter Flowerchild, is a sister to stakes winners Canon Song and Duchess Katrin and three quarter sister to North Boy and Northern Song.


-Magic Millions release


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