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By Graham Potter | Sunday, September 25, 2022

After returning with a sound victory at Eagle Farm on September 7 in her first-up run following a five month break away from race action, Amity Gal had no difficulty in making it back-to-back wins, cruising to her second successive victory by 2.30 lengths in a Class 2 Handicap over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast on September 25.

The daughter of Shamus Award, who started at the prohibitive odds of $1.70, jumped from barrier 9 in the ten horse field and she was gently eased across into a narrow lead by Ryan Maloney, settling one off the fence alongside Preach ($4.80) who raced along her inside.

These two runners held sway at the head of affairs all the way to the home turn where, on straightening, Amity Gal established a clear lead, but she was still being held at a measured gallop by Maloney.

Amity Gal effectively already had the race won at that stage but, as this was only the sixth career start for the four-year-old, her racing education is still very much a work in progress and, to that end, at the 200m mark Maloney, with a flick of the wrists and more urgency in the saddle, sent Amity Gal into another gear as he asked her to accelerate and hit the line hard, but without ever overextending her.

The result was a great hit-out for the Vandyke trained runner with the comfortable margin of victory emphasizing the ease with which the win was achieved.
This win takes Amity Gal’s record to three wins (and two minor placings) from only seven career starts.

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