Champion hoop Glen Boss has always said talented two-year-old Fake Love would be better ridden quieter.
And he might just get that opportunity in Saturday’s Magic Million 2YO after the Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace-trained galloper drew barrier 20 for the feature.
Fake Love is a $14 chance after the barrier draw.
It’s one of a number of horror draws for some of the race’s leading contenders with Finance Tycoon ($11) drawing barrier 21 and She’s All Class ($4.40) in barrier 18.
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Swift Witness has drawn nicely in barrier 11.
“It’s a shame. We would have loved to have got a better barrier,” Eustace said.
“We are happy with her and that’s the main thing.
“Bossy is actually very confident that riding her quiet we are going to see the best of her. That’s probably what we are going to have to do from there, I think.
“Obviously we will have a chat about it and see how the race shapes up. I thought the wider runners were the favourites.
“Whether that ends up being a lot of pressure from out wide and we can come across with them (I’m not sure).
“We’ve got Bossy on, we’ve drawn 20, we don’t need to make too many plans, he will work it out.”
Eustace said he was “very happy” with the way Fake Love was heading into the race.
“She’s in good order. Has been trained for the race from day one, so this is what it has all been about,” he said.
“Hopefully she can get the job done.”