King’s Troop Targets 2016 Magic Millions Sprint

November 25, 2015

King’s Troop Targets 2016 Magic Millions Sprint

A smart colt from the Sydney stables of Gerald Ryan who has good autumn form around Japonisme, King’s Troop is on track for a Magic Millions Sprint 2016 assignment at the Gold Coast in January.

Gerald Ryan

Trainer Gerald Ryan is eyeing the 2016 Magic Millions Sprint for his improving colt King’s Troop in January at the Gold Coast. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The three-year-old son of Redoute’s Choice has had three starts to date for a win and two seconds.

His victory came at start number two at Warwick Farm in early August in a maiden over 1100m, which he thrived in by nearly four lengths.

Either side of the win were seconds behind the Chris Waller-trained Japonisme, who franked the form with his Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) success at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day at the end of October.

Ryan took great encouragement out of Japonisme’s elite level success, believing his up-and-coming youngster King’s Troop can achieve something similar next time in.

On debut Ryan’s horse was a length off Japonisme over 1100m at Rosehill in July and his last encounter with the star was a half-length second to him in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes at the same track and distance in mid-August.

“That was only his first racing preparation as well so you would think he is going to improve off it,” Ryan told Racenet this week.

Scheduling a Sydney trial in two weeks, Ryan said summer plans for King’s Troop involved taking him to Queensland for a shot at the lucrative $1 million Magic Millions Sprint (1100m) on Saturday, January 9.

“He’ll be trialling at Rosehill in two weeks and then hopefully head to the Magic Millions Sprint,” he said.

“Whether he has a run before that I’m not sure of yet.”

This year’s Magic Millions sprint winner was the John Thompson-trained Whittington who was having his first run since a third in Randwick’s Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m) the previous September.

Ryan said there were comparisons to be made between the lightly-raced King’s Troop and his former ace racehorse turned top sire Snitzel but that the former had taken more time to develop, which is why he had had just the three runs so far.

“He’s going terrific so far, and he’s definitely bigger and stronger now,” Ryan said.

“But he’s still got more (growing) to do.”

Peace Force is another possible Magic Millions-bound hopeful for Ryan, the six-year-old Bernardini mare last seen running ninth to Scarlet Billows on Melbourne Cup Day in Flemington’s Group 3 Maybe Mahal Stakes (1400m).

She is set to run at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday in the Listed Festival Stakes (1500m), her performance in which will help determine whether she presses onto the $250,000 Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on December 12.

Ryan said after that the $1 million Magic Millions Cup (1400m) or even the $1 million Magic Millions Trophy (1800m) were possibilities for the Group 3 winner.

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