2016 Magic Millions 2YO Classic for Emtevee Queen

Toowoomba-trained filly Emtevee Queen staked her claims for a Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2015 assignment next month winning at Doomben Racecourse over the weekend.

Kevin Kemp

Toowoomba trainer Kevin Kemp hopes to saddle up his first Magic Millions 2YO Classic runner at the Gold Coast next month with recent Doomben winning filly Emtevee Queen. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Kevin Kemp’s progressive Testa Rossa two-year-old lined-up for her third career start and second at the Brisbane track to beat home the Toby Edmonds-trained Sundance by a neck in the $65,000 Sky Racing QTIS Two-Years-Old Handicap (1050m).

Getting weight relief thanks to the apprentice claim of James Orman she carried just 53kg to victory while runner-up Sundance had 57.5kg on his back.

She showed nice improvement on the back of a third at the same track and distance a fortnight earlier when beaten by over four and a half lengths by Zelady’s Night Out on November 14.

The two Brisbane runs followed a successful debut at home at Toowoomba on October 24 where she and jockey Kenji Yoshida combined for a big three length success over 1000m on the back of a winning trial.

Purchased for $20,000 from the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sales, Emtevee Queen has already amassed nearly double that with her $57,200 in prize money that she’ll look to add to over the coming months.

“She’s a three-quarter sister to Pane In The Glass who won a (Group 3) Silver Shadow Stakes in Sydney,” Kemp said post-win on Saturday.

“We had a syndicate of four that went to the sales to buy Tinto’s half-brother and we bought her with the change.

“We didn’t know what we’d get Tinto’s half-brother for but when we got him for $35,000 and we had some money left over so we bought her.”

Kemp is hoping she shapes up as a competitive hope at the Gold Coast on January 9 where she will target the lucrative $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m).

Futures Magic Millions 2YO Classic odds at bookmakers around the country, first declarations for which are taken on December 4 by Racing Queensland, have Sydney-based Capitalist as the firm favourite.

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Written Tycoon colt debuted at Randwick on October 3 for a brilliant three length win in the Listed Breeders Plate (1000m) as the odds-on favourite.

The next best in the all-in Magic Millions 2YO Classic betting markets are Regimental Force and Zelady’s Night Out.

The unraced Gerald Ryan-trained colt Regimental Force is a beautifully bred son of former Golden Slipper winner Sepoy who debuts in Sydney on Saturday.

The aforementioned Myboycharlie filly Zelady’s Night Out is the best fancied of the Queensland-trained hopefuls being prepared by Brisbane Trainers’ Premiership leading horseman Tony Gollan.

She has had the one start for the win over Rainy Day Woman (2nd) and Emtevee Queen (3rd) at Doomben on November 14 that she scored by four and a half lengths with Jim Byrne aboard.

Emtevee Queen meanwhile currently pays around $17 for the Magic Millions Classic win, Kempt yet to saddle-up a starter in the restricted feature.

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