After a win in the $200,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat on Sunday connections of progressive filly Sheer Style are considering a trip to the Gold Coast in January for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2014.
The $2 million Queensland feature on January 11 could be on the cards for the Garry Frazer-trained daughter of Snitzel after she broke her maiden status on the weekend.
After two good seconds at Rosehill and Randwick respectively, the Hawkesbury-based Sheer Style relished a Heavy (8) Ballarat track posting win over Geromayo in the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic 2013.
Saluting for the punters as the $1.85 odds-on favourite Sheer Style had a length to spare over the Mick Price-trained runner-up.
Emergency runner I Am The General, who earned a start with a number of scratchings due to the wet weathe, made the post of their opportunity running a further three quarters of a length away third.
The rest of the pack was then six or more lengths off the top three.
It was a brave effort from the winner who was having her first run on a rain-affected track.
Ridden by Jason Collett, Sheer Style did it all-the-way too having hit the front early before responding to a challenge from Geromayo over the final 200 metres.
“She more or less shied at the wining post,” winning jockey Collett said post-win.
“That’s her type of temperament she looks around a lot and in time might be a horse that appreciates the addition of blinkers.
“I said to Gary from day one when I trialled her that ‘she’s pretty natural and is definitely an early type’.
“She can be a bit nervy but today she was lovely and relaxed and took it all in which was good, she wasn’t too wound up which was perfect.”
She’ll be sent for a break now but Frazer said they were now taking a serious look at the lucrative Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
“I’d say she wasn’t really that comfortable (on the heavy track) to be honest with you, she wobbled around a fair bit and she’s probably better on top of the ground,” he told Racing Victoria.
“She can have a break now and we’ll see where we end up.”
The Magic Millions Clockwise Classic result was also a good one for the form of winner’s last-start conqueror, Earthquake, who is heading towards the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne in February.
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2013 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic Results
Ballarat Race 6 – 24/11/2013
|1||7||SHEER STYLE||Garry Frazer||Jason Collett||–||8||55kg||$1.85F|
|2||1||GEROMAYO||Mick Price||Stephen Baster||1L||4||57kg||$14|
|3||12e||I AM THE GENERAL||Shane Nichols||Jake Noonan||1.75L||7||57kg||$14|
|4||11||REANN’S DIAMOND||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||6.75L||3||55kg||$19|
|5||10||NOTONYOURLIFE||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||6.85L||1||55kg||$12|
|6||5||RONN’S MOSS||Henry Dwyer||Nicholas Hall||8.85L||6||57kg||$9|
|7||8||ITALIAN STORM||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||9.35L||5||55kg||$8|
|8||2||SHORTSPRESSO||Matthew Williams||Mark Zahra||10.1L||10||57kg||$26|
|9||9||CRACKERJACK QUEEN||Ciaron Maher||Peter Mertens||17.1L||2||55kg||$61|
|10||6||TEJANO’S TALE||Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington||Josh Cartwright (a)||17.6L||9||57kg||$71|
|–||13e||SOLAR BURST||Brent Stanley||Dwayne Dunn||–||0||–||–|
|–||4||LOCK AND LOAD||Robbie Griffiths||Matthew Allen||–||0||–||–|
|–||3||KAYEPEE||Mark Riley||Daniel Stackhouse||–||0||–||–|