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Mark Newnham’s untapped filly Every Rose looks a standout hope in the 2019 Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic on Thursday ahead of her trip to the Gold Coast for next month’s $2 million feature.
The promising young daughter of Choisir debuted at Randwick on October 5 winning the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) by over a length.
Kept fresh since, the chestnut returns at Wyong this week looking to remain undefeated in the $200,000 Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Classic (1100m) race.
Newnham, who enjoyed a stellar spring carnival including the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes win by Shadow Hero, is using Thursday’s race as a stepping-stone towards the more lucrative $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic (1200m) on January 11.
The latest all-in 2020 Magic Millions Classic odds at Ladbrokes.com.au list the Gimcrack Stakes winner as the $6.50 favourite, a price set to firm should she win the Wyong lead-up this week.
Every Rose faces just six rivals after the early scratching of the Chris Munce-trained Kavak (4) and jumps from barrier three with Rachel King in the saddle.
The other best fancied juvenile in pre-field Magic Millions Gold Coast Classic markets racing at Wyong this Thursday is the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Strike.
Drawn the rails with Kerrin McEvoy to ride, the well-bred Spirit Of Boom colt won his debut at Eagle Farm in a 1000m 2YO Handicap at Eagle Farm and has trialled well since winning a 900m Rosehill hit-out in early December.
Only one other Magic Millions Wyong Classic runner is a non-maiden with Farnan for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott also looking for a perfect two-from-two record.
The Not A Single Doubt colt first raced on November 17 at Canberra to storm home in a 2YO Handicap by nearly five lengths carrying 58kg to the barnstorming win.
He rises in grade this week, but should relish the 56.5kg at set weights and easily handle the 1100m distance.
The stable opted to scratch Farnan from a juvenile race at Rosehill last Saturday in favour of the Magic Millions event where Tim Clark will ride the up-and-comer from barrier six.
“Gai thinks he is very good and wasn’t scared to keep him for the Wyong race, which might [be] a bit harder,” Aquis boss Shane McGrath told The Sydney Morning Herald this week.
“We will get a real indication of where he stands because the Gimcrack winner [Every Rose] will be there and I think she was one of the best two-year-old winners of the year.”
2019 Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic Final Field
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight|
|2||72||RATHLIN||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Craig Williams||8||56.5kg|
|3||1x||STRIKE||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||1||56.5kg|
|4||1||FARNAN||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||7||56.5kg|
|5||6x||REMORSELESS||Peter & Paul Snowden||Joshua Parr||6||56.5kg|
|6||1x||EVERY ROSE||Mark Newnham||Ms Rachel King||3||54.5kg|
|7||3||TIME FOR PEACE||Lee Curtis||Ms Kathy O’Hara||2||54.5kg|
|8||–||MEDIA CHICK||Graeme Murray||Jeff Penza||5||54.5kg|
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