Racing Heart has 2012 Magic Millions Stayers Cup in Sight

December 5, 2011

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Racing Heart has 2012 Magic Millions Stayers Cup in Sight

It may have been a frustrating week for Brisbane’s premier horseman Rob Heathcote, but his honest staying type Racing Heart gave him something to be excited about, the five-year-old earning a Magic Millions Stayers Cup 2012 assignment after their brave win at Eagle Farm over the weekend.

Racing Heart (inside) has earned a 2012  Magic Millions Race Day assignment

Racing Heart (inside) has earned a 2012 Magic Millions Day assignment

After losing boom summer hope Simmering to injury late last week, Heathcote also missed out on a black-type success on Saturday when his last-start Brisbane Handicap winner Fillydelphia ran third in the Recognition Stakes.

Earlier in the day, however, Show A Heart gelding Racing Heart got a win for the stable when breaking their 2400 metre maiden status in the Southbank Insurance Brokers Handicap.

In a thrilling finish Racing Heart was able to hold off the odds-on favourite, Galileo gelding Rundle, and deliver an upset result.

“Maybe that’s a bit of lady luck,” Heathcote said.

“I’ve had a tough week, but that’s how racing goes.”

The victory was also the second on the day for sire Show A Heart whose five-year-old daughter from Zoffany mare Zoquita, Heart To Fear, won the Carlton Mid Country Cup (1200m) with Chris Munce in the mount.

Racing Heart, now a nine-time winner for over $300,000 in prize money, had only been to the 2400 metres once before when they finished a disappointing 11th in the 20102 Queensland Derby as a three-year-old.

Proving their staying potential on Saturday, Racing Heart will now progress onto the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day on January 14 to contest the $200,000 Magic Millions Stayers Cup (1800m).

“I will give him a week in the paddock and then start him in a 2020 metre race on December 31 before going into the Magic Millions Stayers Cup two weeks later,” Heathcote said.

Heathcote also ended the day on a high with his well-tried four-year-old mare Hidden Kisses taking out the last, the Carlton Draught Class 6 Handicap (1400m), which was the race the sidelined Simmering was originally to race in.

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