Kavangh Considers Magic Millions Target for Chivalry

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Kavangh Considers Magic Millions Target for Chivalry

While admitting that Melbourne-trained youngsters have a poor record in the annual Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic, trainer Mark Kavanagh hasn’t ruled out the January feature for his unraced colt Chivalry.

Mark Kavanagh

Trainer Mark Kavanagh is considering a 2014 Magic Millions Classic campaign with Chivalry. Photo: Taron Clarke.

The bookies are also taking no chances with the son of Street Cry who is at a short $12 in futures markets for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) next month despite them having no trial form.

Magic Millions 2014 Classic markets are led by Brisbane filly Oakleigh Girl ($5) who scored a Group 3 Melbourne Cup Day win at Flemington on debut.

She’s on display again, this time in Brisbane, on Saturday in the Listed Calaway Gal Stakes (1010m) where she’s $1.85 favourite to win.

The Listed Phelan Ready Stakes (1010m) for the colts and geldings is the other traditional Magic Millions lead-up at Doomben this weekend where $11 Classic hope Vienna Royale is also odds-on ($1.75) to win despite their wide barrier 11 draw.

In Melbourne meanwhile the first at Flemington could potentially uncover another genuine Magic Millions juvenile with Chivalry making their debut in the $80,000 LeadWest Plate (1000m).

The field features nine runners, four of which have previous form, including I Am The General ($6) who will be fitter after a first-up third at Ballarat.

That effort from the colt was behind Sheer Style and Geromayo in the $200,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic (1000m), run on a Heavy (8) on November 24.

However the hype is on Chivalry, drawn in gate two with Michael Rodd to ride, who is approaching odds-on territory at a current quote or $2.10 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

It’s a price Kavanagh can’t believe, and one that’s come right in after they opened around $4 in the earlier markets.

“I’m surprised he’s $2 fixed odds,” Kavanagh told AAP speaking of the horse’s price with TAB.

“He has never trialled in public and he’s at $2 fixed odds. I don’t know how they do that.”

Whether they press onto the Magic Millions Classic, for which they are eligible, is yet to be confirmed with Kavanagh’s decision to be made clearer after their Flemington debut.

“Everything is under consideration,” he said.

One thing the Melbourne Cup winning trainer is aware of though is the far from flattering record for Victorian youngsters in the $2 million feature run on the notoriously tight Gold Coast circuit.

“There’s a possibility but Victorians have got a poor record in that race,” he said.

“It’s very hard to get a horse from Victoria and run it around the tight Gold Coast track if you haven’t actually been trained that way.”

As for the Shane Nichols-trained I Am The General, they are currently paying around $21 in the Magic Millions markets with their campaign also hanging on their run this weekend.

“The way he worked on Tuesday morning and the way he has come through the gallop, he’s in pretty good nick to be going there and running well,” Nichols said.

Stay tuned to Races.com.au for all the latest on the upcoming Magic Millions Race Day.

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