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Co-trainer Peter Snowden has confirmed a 2016 Magic Millions 2YO Classic mission at the Gold Coast next month for progressive filly Mooshakissa who won at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Peter & Paul Snowden already prepare the red hot favourite for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) on January 9 with Written Tycoon colt Capitalist leading early betting on the restricted feature at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Winner of the Listed Breeders Plate (1000m) on debut at Randwick in early October the youngster subsequently blitzed a 900m Rosehill trial on Tuesday with an effortless four length win to secure his position as the $3.20 top fancy in futures Magic Millions 2YO Classic betting.
At Warwick Farm’s midweek meeting on Wednesday stablemate Mooshakissa also earned a shot at the juveniles’ classic when she broke her maiden status at her second start in a Benchmark 70 over 1100m.
Jumping from the inside alley with Blake Shinn aboard she improved on her third at the track from November 25 on debut behind Quick Feet with an all too easy three length victory over Hazlebrook.
The win in the Hyland Race Colours Plate was enough for Snowden to start talking Magic Millions, Mooshakissa currently a $34 outsider in betting for next month.
“She was bought at the Magic Millions and you’ve got to think she’s worthy of a chance to go up there now,” he said post-win on Wednesday.
“She drew barrier one and had the benefit of racing before, it held her in good stead for today.
“If you’re any good you need to find something and she found something today.”
The team is now deciding whether or not to give the filly another run before Magic Millions Race Day or keep her fit with a barrier trial instead.
Capitalist meanwhile is confirmed to run next up in the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic Thursday week in Sydney before the trip to Queensland.
Snowden also suggested that the team’s Magic Millions contingent might not be complete just yet with more talent in the juvenile ranks still to emerge.
“I’m not getting too ahead of myself but we’ve got a few irons in the fire and I’m hoping we can pull them all out on race day,” he said.
Also on show at Warwick Farm and Magic Millions-bound was the Gai Waterhouse-trained Flamboyant Lass.
The three-year-old Stratum filly heads towards the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) next month and showed her ability in an exhibition gallop on Wednesday.
Not having raced since a fifth when only 1.2 lengths off the winner Speak Fondly in the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick in early October, she looked fit in a winning Randwick trial over 730m on November 30.
Kerrin McEvoy was aboard for the 1200m gallop at Warwick Farm between races where she worked alongside stablemate English, Flamboyant Lass holding off the Golden Slipper runner-up on the line by a short neck thanks to a sharp final 600m run in 33.37 seconds.
“She’s a nice, happy filly and she moved really well,” McEvoy said.
“She put on some nice work there and she’ll improve fitness-wise.”
Flamboyant Lass is current $6 third pick in the all-in Magic Millions 3YO Guineas odds trailing the Darren Weir-trained Sandown Guineas winner Mahuta ($4.80) and Gary Portelli’s Golden Rose third placed colt Sebring Sun ($5).
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