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    OUR FASTEST-EVER TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY: Lux Aeterna

    IT was – quite simply – an absolute demolition job. And Lux Aeterna is now officially the fastest two-year-old pacer in Australia following a... She’s now our fastest-ever two-year-old filly
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    IT was – quite simply – an absolute demolition job.

    And Lux Aeterna is now officially the fastest two-year-old pacer in Australia following a stunning win in today’s $150,000 Breeders Challenge for two-year-old fillies.

    The star youngster made it nine wins from nine starts and left her rivals standing as she tore away to account for Renewal (Mark Pitt) and outsider Libby Lou (Blake Fitzpatrick).

    Her trainer-driver Rickie Alchin took one or two looks over his shoulder but had nothing to worry about as he won the $150,000 Group 1 as he – and she – liked in a 1:49.9 mile rate.

    “All credit has to go to this filly . . . she is just such a beautiful filly,” said Alchin as he returned after the first Group 1 on a big afternoon of Group 1 pacing at Tabcorp Park Menangle.

    “She’s so mature for her age and frankly she has been from day one.

    “Horses like her make this job so much easier for everyone.

    “I do love her and I love her even more after today . . . in fact she’s the love of my life at the moment.”

    Inevitably Alchin was quizzed whether or not the Breeders Crown in Victoria would now be on the radar for this daughter of Captaintreacherous from outstanding mare The Arch Nemesis.

    “We’ll let the dust settle before we make a decision on that,” grinned Alchin.

    “But I have to admit it will be hard not to go there after a performance like this.”

    Alchin wasted no time working to the front in this final and the race was as good as over when she was able to put a first split of the mile behind her in 26.1s then back off slightly with a 28.9 second quarter.

    That left plenty of fuel in the tank as she upped the ante and went for home with a 27.3s third quarter and home in 27.6s for a mile rate of 1:49.9 – an Australasian record for a two-year-old pacing filly as she cleared out to win easing down by 7.5m with another 13.5m to the third placegetter.

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