red and white silks of Triple Crown will be a prominent sight at the valuable
Magic Millions raceday on January 14, as Australia's leading syndicator will be
represented by four qualified runners on the nine-race card - more than any
Charlie Boy and Dothraki
will be gunning for the 1200m Magic Millions Sprint after both completed their
preparations in recent trial runs, with Dothraki (image Steve Hart)
creating an impression when
cruising clear under Blake Shinn to win at Rosehill Gardens over 1030m on
The six-year-old, bought
for $45,000 as a yearling, is a Group 1 runner-up after being narrowly defeated
in the BTC Cup at Doomben in May, and he most recently finished sixth in Group
2 company at Flemington on October 29.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden
reports the son of Mossman to be in good form as he vies for the lion's share
of the $1,000,000 prize fund on the Gold Coast.
He said: "He's come through
his trial well and looks in good order. It's Saturday week he's racing and he's
prepared nicely and I reckon we've got him in pretty good order.
"It's a big ask to win a
race first up but he's proven before that he goes well fresh. I'm happy with
his program; he's had two good trials and when asked to do a bit he's quickened
nicely. I'm happy with his condition and he's looking really well and he's
feeling well, which is normally a recipe for him to run well."
Charlie Boy is edging
closer to the $1,000,000 mark in prizemoney and, after making the switch to
Ciaron Maher, the $80,000 yearling acquisition jumped out well in his final hit
out at Terang, staying on to take third in the closing stages from a wide
barrier behind Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler.
Dual Sydney metro winner
Denpurr takes her chance in the Fillies & Mares event over 1300m after the
four-year-old finalised her preparations when taking on the boys at Canterbury
Park on December 31. She finished strongly when finally seeing a clear run to
take seventh under Stephen Baster, just three lengths behind the winner.
Peter Snowden is hoping
conditions stay dry for the daughter of Denman. He said: "She's come through
her race very nicely from Saturday. She's a tough mare and is in good order and
all we can hope for is that the skies stay dry for us and then we'll get her up
to the Gold Coast on a good track where she can acquit herself well."
Secret Trail is Triple
Crown's fourth contender to race for a $1,000,000 prize fund when lining up in
the Magic Millions QTIS Open over 1300m.
The four-year-old by Denman
tuned up for the race in a Listed event at Eagle Farm on December 31 and
co-trainer Peter Snowden reports the Canterbury course winner to have recovered
well from the run and will take her chance on the Gold Coast.
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