Calcatta Confirmed for 2012 Wyong Magic Millions Classic

December 17, 2012

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Calcatta Confirmed for 2012 Wyong Magic Millions Classic

Caulfield horseman Robert Smerdon has confirmed his lightly-raced filly Calcatta will have her second career start in Thursday’s Wyong Magic Millions Classic 2012 ahead of the $2 million Gold Coast edition next month.

The Tale Of The Cat two-year-old debuted at Moonee Valley on November 30 and posted a narrow victory over Itameri in the Drummond Golf Plate (1000m) against her own kind.

Thursday she will step up in class and take on the boys in the lucrative $200,000 Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Classic (1100m), Calcatta sure to start one of the top fancies.

Travelling via float from Melbourne to Wyong, Calcatta will be ridden by her last start jockey Dwayne Dunn again this week with the hoop also making the trip to the NSW Central Coast track for the ride.

Smerdon is using this week’s race as a lead-up to the summer’s richest race, the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast Racecourse on January 12, 2013 and believes she will handle the right-handed direction of racing without an issue.

“The race at Wyong is perfectly placed as a lead-in to the Gold Coast,” Smerdon said.

“She will have three weeks to get over it and to continue to adapt to the reverse way of going.

“Having said that she is a virtually bomb-proof filly.

“I have been working her the reverse way of going down here and she has not put a foot wrong.

“She has come ahead well following her win at Moonee Valley.”

Calcatta is already considered one of the leading chances in the pre-field Magic Millions Gold Coast Classic betting markets paying $14 as the fourth favourite.

Markets are led by the Chris Waller-trained Champagne Cath ($10), Rick Hore Lacy’s Bel Esprit gelding Clevadude ($11) who was an impressive winner on debut at Cranbourne Saturday night, and the Gai Waterhouse-trained Listed NSW Thoroughbred Breeders Plate winner Whittington ($11).

As for the Wyong edition, one of Calcatta’s main dangers is sure to be the David Payne-trained Regimental Pride who made it two from three with a Rosehill win, which they have come through well, on Saturday.

“He only had to walk to the track so it was like a gallop for him,” Payne said of the Rosehill victory.

“It’s the float trip that takes it out of them.

“At the moment he will back up at Wyong.”

The Magic Millions Wyong Classic results are sure to have a big impact on the Magic Millions Gold Coast Classic odds so keep a close eye on the markets online at

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