The curtain has been drawn on the 2013 Magic Millions Classic aspirations of Champagne Cath with Chris Waller withdrawing the exciting filly from tomorrow’s Canterbury meeting as well as the Gold Coast feature.
The daughter of Street Sense showed signs of soreness which was enough for the leading Sydney trainer to take the precautionary approach with a horse who has a promising future.
Champagne Cath was a $14 chance in Magic Millions markets and sat 11th in the order of the entry as a result of a dominant 3 1/2 length win on debut at Rosehill in December.
Clarry Connors-trained filly Assail heads bookmaker.com.au betting for the juvenile feature after a debut win at Warwick Farm was backed up on December 20 with a three-length romp in the Wyong Magic Millions Classic.
Next best in the market is Clevadude ($5.50) who will be given the opportunity to consolidate his position at Moonee Valley on Saturday after winning by 3 1/2 lengths on debut at Cranbourne two weeks ago.
A number of top chances will contest the BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at Doomben tomorrow including Phelan Ready Stakes winner Sir Luminar ($7.50), Clockwise Classic winner I’m Too Sexy ($21), unbeaten Queensland filly Missy Longstocking ($21) and Gai Waterhouse pair Northern Glory ($21) and Sweet Idea ($41).
Yet to race but receiving plenty of hype is another Waterhouse-trained runner Aussies Love Sport who sits at $12 even before making his debut at Canterbury on Saturday.
Others featuring in Magic Millions betting including Queensland filly Greytfilly ($18), Wyong Magic Millions fourth Certitude ($18) and Robert Smerdon-trained filly Calcatta ($21).