Robert Heathcote-trained gelding Heza Jetsetter is likely to benefit from a hot tempo in Saturday’s $1 million 2013 Magic Millions Guineas (1400m).
The three-year-old Gold Coast feature is typically run at a genuine speed, something that Heathcote believes will benefit his charge.
The leading Queensland trainer said “plenty of speed” is what the gelding requires and is also hoping for an inside barrier draw.
Currently occupying the fourth line of betting at $9, Heza Jetsetter has improved throughout his campaign to develop into a genuine Magic Millions contender.
The $30,000 yearling purchase was a maiden until his sixth career start in October when he got the monkey off his back with a four-length win at Doomben.
Since then he has been in terrific form, winning twice and placing on the two other occasions including last start when he finished off strongly to claim third place in the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate behind Lucky Hussler and Sizzling.
Heathcote was pleased with the Vo Rogue Plate performance but admits he may have been a “little too fresh” for the occasion and is looking forward to watching him hit the line strongly in the Magic Millions.
Current favourite for the Magic Millions is Queensland colt Sizzling who tops the market at $3.80 despite a shock defeat when an odds-on favourite in the Vo Rogue Plate.
Last year’s Magic Millions Classic winner Driefontein also went down when a short-priced favourite first-up but is still a $5.50 second favourite in Magic Millions betting.
Others towards the top end of the market include Lucky Hussler ($7), Gai Waterhouse-trained filly No Looking Back ($9) and Grahame Begg’s Bennetta.
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