Anyone who has been involved in horse racing for any length of time will tell you that it is a sport of super highs and depressing lows. Just when you think nothing can go wrong, the wheels and the disselboom come off. Wildly In Love looked to have super prospects as an early three-year-old but returned lame after running a big second in a mixed maiden.
It was found that she had fractured a hind pastern but because she had shown so much at home, she was patched up and screwed together and it all paid off at Greyville last night. From her outside draw, Anton Marcus had no hesitation in taking her to the front and she easily held off the challenge from Liquid Irish.
Good luck to Dave MacLean, a staunch supporter of the yard, whose patience has been rewarded. The manner of her win and given her pedigree Wildly In Love should stay further than seven furlongs.