She has not yet been confirmed as a starter but multiple black-type winner Hoss Amor gave an early indication she will be ready to fire if given the chance in the $1 million 2013 Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) after winning a trial at Randwick on Monday.
The John O’Shea-trained filly was having her first public hitout since a brief Melbourne spring campaign and finished a half-length in front of Bart Cummings’ Mine To Keep in a time of 1.02.70 over 1050m.
Currently one of the top chances for the Guineas at $12, Hoss Amor is no stranger to Magic Millions events, having won the $200,000 Magic Millions Wyong Classic as a two-year-old before finishing seventh in the main event on the Gold Coast.
The daughter of General Nediym had an outstanding Brisbane winter campaign where she won three of four starts at stakes level and finished second on the other occasion.
In a two-start spring campaign Hoss Amor finished second to Gerald Ryan’s gun sprinter Snitzerland first-up in the Group 3 Champagne Stakes before running fifth in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes at Caulfield in October.
If Hoss Amor does make it to the start line in the Magic Millions Guineas she will do so in good company with Queensland’s number one three-year-old Sizzling the current favourite at $3.50.
The Kelso Wood-trained colt returned to Eagle Farm on Saturday in brilliant style to show an electric turn of foot and dispose of his rivals by 1 1/2 lengths in the Listed Gold Edition Plate.
Second in the 2013 Magic Millions Guineas betting market is Magic Millions Classic winner Driefontein who is likely to return to the racetrack in the Magic Millions Wyong 3YO Stakes on Thursday after injury cut short her spring campaign.
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