ROBBIE Griffiths was attending a wedding, but he also had plenty to celebrate at Caulfield when Maglissa maintained her unbeaten record
this preparation in the Melbourne Legacy Christmas Plate at Caulfield.
Maglissa followed her first-up win at Sale with a far more impressive victory as she bombed the start and was still at the rear of the
field at the 500 metres.
Although she was the widest runner, Maglissa produced a 11.93 second final 200 metre split to swallow up Mrs Hadlee and Evens in a
driving three way finish.
Vlad Duric believes Maglissa may still be a preparation away from reaching her true ability.
“She is a highly strung filly, she gets herself really worked up,” Duric said.
“She missed the start at Sale and I gave her a dig and she overdid it, but today I just sat really quiet on her and let her compose
herself and save her energy.
“She hit the line really strongly.”
Duric, who added a double when Don’t Wake stormed home to win the Lister Plate, said he doubted that Maglissa could win.
The Wendy Kelly trained Don't Wake Me posted his first win in 13 months when he held out Red Rain.
He thought the filly was too far off the leaders to impact,
but added Maglissa let down powerfully to run her final 600 metres in 34.98