Ballarat Trial for Old 2015 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Hope

November 20, 2014

Ballarat Trial for Old 2015 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Hope

A trip to the Gold Coast for January’s coveted Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2015 could be on the cards for the Andrew Nobelt-trained Old Trieste who runs in the Ballarat Magic Millions Clockwise Classic this Saturday in Victoria.

Stephen Baster

Stephen Baster has the ride on Old Trieste in Saturday’s Magic Millions Clockwise Classic at Ballarat after running second in the race last year. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The $200,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic (1000m) runs as one of three feature races on Ballarat Cup Day this weekend, the juvenile’s showdown a tune-up for those youngsters heading towards the more lucrative Gold Coast edition early next year.

While all other Victorian races are run left-handed, the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic is run right-handed as is the way of going in Queensland.

This year’s field features nine young hopefuls, only five of which have had a previous start, including Old Trieste who has the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) on January 10 on the agenda this summer.

Betting on the Ballarat Magic Millions Clockwise Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au is firmly led by the undefeated Prompt Return, Danny O’Brien’s Beneteau colt having won both his career starts to date including the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) at Flemington on November 8.

Nobelt’s Caulfield-based hopeful Old Trieste meanwhile is also paying single figures occupying the second line of betting at $6 after drawing barrier one with Stephen Baster to ride.

Baster was aboard the fellow Walter and Robert Alteri-raced Geromayo last year in the Clockwise Classic running second behind Sheer Style.

He also rode Hinchinbrook two-year-olds Old Trieste for a trial win on October 20 over 800m, as well as his debut on Emirates Stakes Day when runner-up to Prompt Return finishing two lengths off the Maribyrnong Plate winner.

Nobelt is hoping for another good show on Saturday as he confirms plans for a trip to Queensland for the Magic Millions Gold Coast Race Day.

“It’s a lovely little race and it’s a good progression for them if they’re heading up north,” Noblet told Racing Victoria of Saturday’s Ballarat lead-up.

“He’s a realistic chance of heading up there (to the Gold Coast).

“He’d have to do well in this race and he’d have to pull up well to warrant the trip, but he’s a nice horse and there’s improvement in him, so that would be on the cards if he got through this run well.”

Nobelt is happy with how Old Trieste came through his Flemington run at the start of the month and is confident he can handle the reverse way of going as he did for his trial win earlier this season.

He’s done super since Flemington,” Noblet said.

“We worked him the reverse way around on the inside grass on Tuesday morning and I was very happy with his work

“He’s come through it well, he’s got a nice draw (one), so let’s hope everything goes right for him.”

Head to Ladbrokes.com.au today to get in on the Ballarat Magic Millions Clockwise Classic betting action where we could see the next Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner at the Gold Coast emerge!

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