One 2015 Magic Millions Classic hopeful seems to be serving a serious case of déjà vu in her lead-up campaign to the $2 million feature race at the Gold Coast on January 10.
Unbeaten two-year-old filly Frequendly is due to follow a very similar path to that of last year’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) winner Unencumbered in her bid to win the richest two-year-old race in Queensland.
She won her debut race last month at the Gold Coast over 900m before slaying her competition by nine lengths in the Driver Recruitment Handicap (1050m) at Doomben a fortnight later.
The mare’s trainer Les Ross made no secret admitting Frequendly was potentially the best horse he’s ever trained when talking to Sky Racing on Thursday.
“I was a bit surprised she didn’t win easier at her first start at the Gold Coast,” the trainer said.
“On what she had shown us on the track I expected her to win by panels.
“But at her next start at Doomben she won by more than nine lengths and while it was only a small field it showed what she can do.”
Ross plans to run Frequendly at Doomben once more in a fortnight before travelling to the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions – the $150,000 Group 3 B.J. McLachlan Stakes (1200m) lead-in race on December 27.
“From there we will hopefully go on to the Magic Millions Classic a fortnight later,” he said.
“Unencumbered had five starts leading into the Magic Millions with his final lead-up in the McLachlan Stakes.”
Unencumbered won the B.J. McLachlan Stakes by just a neck before going on to win the Magic Millions by just under one length, which capped off four straight wins. He then travelled to Sydney for the autumn racing carnival where he failed to continue this success, finishing outside the placings in all but one of his four starts.
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