Hawkesbury filly Sheer Style didn't handle the heavy going, but her class lifted her to victory in Sunday's Magic Million Clockwise Classic at Ballarat. Jockey Jason Collett was forced to work overtime to lift the Garry Frazer-trained filly to victory in the $200,000 race from Geromayo and I Am The General.

Frazer said he would now give Sheer Style a short break before aiming this daughter of Snitzel at the $2 million Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast in the second week of January. 

He noted that he didn't think Sheer Style handled the going. "She didn't look that comfortable, she wandered around," he said. "Normally, she's a beautifully auctioned filly, but her class got her there." 

Frazer said that he went about $100,000 over budget for Sheer Style, who cost $255,000, but added she was a "very athletic filly and I wanted to buy a two-year-old and she looked a two-year-old". 

Looking ahead to the Magic Millions, Frazer said there he was concerned about what might be lurking among the unraced juveniles. At her previous start, Sheer Style bumped into Darley debutante Earthquake, who beat her by 2½ lengths.

"She (Earthquake) would probably be Slipper favorite if there was a market," he said.

Collett, who had never ridden before at Ballarat, said Sheer Style wasn't "100 per cent in the ground" and always "shied" at the winning post. He said he had to work to get across to the front, but the filly had the class to prevail.