Million Dollar Baby

History is being made at Sandown. Picture: SUPPLIED.

By Peter Quilty

‘Wonder Woman’ Wow She’s Fast is well on the way to joining the sport’s exclusive ‘millionaires’ club.

Victoria’s sprinting queen will attempt to reign supreme in next week’s $100,000 to-the-winner Group 1 Sapphire Crown (515m) – and if the crown fits, wear it!

She was simply sensational at Sandown Park tonight with a stunning 29.19sec heat win – around four lengths off her incredible 28.93sec personal best, which is the fourth fastest ever at the Lightwood Road venue.

But as the race caller so descriptively commented: “There were a few heart flutters… She gave everyone palpitations.”

Prepared at Pearcedale by Jacqui Greenough, Wow She’s Fast ($1.20F) was last early and had some work to do. But in the style of a true champion, she picked herself up from the canvas to land her 10th win from 15 starts including eight from 10 over this track/distance.

Wow She’s Fast – winner of the inaugural TAB Phoenix and G3 Launching Pad – will spiral her earnings to a staggering $1,047,370 if she wins the final.

She was the $3.00 ‘All In’ favourite prior to commencement of the Sapphire Crown series.

But she is sure to have a serious battle on her hands after her kennelmate, Levitation ($6.10), clocked a scintillating 29.06sec (Best) heat win. “Team Greenough” has an ‘embarrassment of riches’ in the final. Levitation – which finished seventh to Wow She’s Fast in the Launching Pad – brought up her sixth win (all at Sandown Park) from 20 starts. She was $21.00 in nominal betting.

Greenough’s husband, Kel, won the 2009 Sapphire Crown with Cindeen Shelby.