McEvoy decides Slipper favourite needs two runs into sprint

Tony McEvoy has decided to give his star filly Sunlight two runs going into the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes.

McEvoy had originally planned to give the $6 Golden Slipper favourite just the one run into that race after her easy win in the Magic Millions Classic.

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“I think she needs two runs into the Slipper even with what she’s done so far,” McEvoy said.

McEvoy said Sunlight would run in the Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) on February 24 and then the Magic Night Stakes (1200m) the week before the Golden Slipper Stakes on March 25 with all races at Rosehill.

He said she had spent a couple of weeks at their farm at Murbko on the Murray River where she was knee deep in lucerne.

McEvoy said Sunlight was now back in work at his training property at Angaston where “she looked super”.