Clevadude Enters 2013 Magic Millions Classic Calculations

December 17, 2012

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Clevadude Enters 2013 Magic Millions Classic Calculations

Rick Hore-Lacy may have uncovered next year’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2013 winner in Bel Esprit juvenile Clevadude who won their race debut in impressive style at Cranbourne on Saturday evening.

The youngster, a $225,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sales graduate, went straight into the Condo’s Horse Transport Maiden (1000m) without a trial and was the easy three and a half length winner in the $15,000 race.

While it is a long way from a Cranbourne maiden to the $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) in Queensland on January 12 next year, Hore-Lacy is confident Clevadude has what it takes to improve and make their mark on the two-year-olds’ feature.

Talks are not only surrounding the fast approaching Magic Millions but also the world’s richest juvenile’s race, the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill in early April after their effortless victory that had the media asking whether Clevadude was the best horse Hore-Lacy had ever trained.

“It’s a bit of a stretch to say that Clevadude is the very best horse I’ve ever trained, I’ve had some very good ones and while this bloke is a good horse, he’s got a long way to go,” Hore-Lacy, who won the Golden Slipper back in 1990 with Canny Lady, said.

“He’s a very quiet horse who’s adapted to racing perfectly.

“Clevadude has done what all of my very, very good horses have done, like Redoute’s Choice, Canny Lad, Toorak Toff, that win a jump-out by missing the start, circling the field and winning.

“Last Tuesday I trialled him at Caulfield and it wasn’t much of a trial as he just bolted in.

“The timing wasn’t ideal as his first race start was just four days away, but I had to do it to fit the program.”

The Aussie bookies seem to agree with Clevadude’s price in the futures Magic Millions Classic odds slashed after their weekend win.

Paying over $20 before Saturday they now occupy the second line of Magic Millions Classic betting paying $11, an equal price with Gai Waterhouse’s NSW Thoroughbred Stakes winner Whittington.

Champagne Cath, Chris Waller’s Street Sense filly a big winner at Rosehill over 1200m at the start of the month, remains the $10 favourite.

This Thursday the latest lead-up for the $2 million January classic will take place in New South Wales with the $200,000 Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Classic (1100m), the results of which are likely to affect the Gold Coast pre-field markets.

Clevadude meanwhile will race again at Moonee Valley in two week’s time.

While Hore-Lacy remains open he isn’t so sure whether the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) in Caulfield on February 23 during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival will also be on the cards for the 2013 Golden Slipper hope.

“It’s early days yet,” he said.

“He’s got to win at Mooney Valley probably to get him into the Magic Millions, so we’ll take it from there.

“But I think it’s a bit much, asking him to run in the Magic Millions and then go to the Blue Diamond and after that the Golden Slipper.

“You can’t do it all, so after the Gold Coast we’ll look at easing him, and with the Golden Slipper at Easter it gives you a little room to move.”

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