Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Houtzen will head to the world's
richest juvenile race with an unblemished record after a fourth stunning win from
as many starts at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Bookmakers around the country reacted to the outstanding victory by
cutting her price for the Group One Golden Slipper at Rosehill.
As some of herhighly regarded likelySlipper rivals were beaten on a
wet track in Sydney, Houtzen couldn't have been more impressive closer to home.
Racing for the first time since a dashing win in the $2 million Jeep Magic
Millions 2YO Classic in January, Houtzen showed pace throughout for the easiest
Connections were delighted with the performance of the I Am Invincible filly as
she lugged 63 kilograms to her four length success.
"It was great the way she won and Toby (Edmonds) did a great job to choose
this race rather than run in Sydney," winning rider Jeff Lloyd said.
Lloyd said his only main concern today was jumping from the outside barrier and
the short run from the 1000 metre start to the first corner.
Houtzen flew the barriers and crossed the field quickly and then came back
under the in form rider and from there everything went to plan.
A $105,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase for Edmonds from the draft of
Yarraman Park Stud, Houtzen is unbeaten in four runs and her earnings have
raced to $1,325,600.
Elle Lou scored an important break through win at black type level
when she motored home to win the Group Three Aspiration Handicap (1600m) at
A daughter of Snitzel, Elle Lou made it back to back wins when she proved too
strong for her rivals in the feature fillies and mare contest.
A former winner of the Magic Millions Maiden Plate, Elle Lou has trained on to
be one of Sydney's most consistent performers.
Now a seven time winner and earner of over $450,000, Elle Lou has done a great
job for her all female ownership considering her purchase for $70,000 at the
2013 National Yearling Sale from Widden Stud.
Today's win was a great boost for connections with news that Elle Louhas
been entered by Attunga Stud for the 2017 National Broodmare Sale.
Bargain buy Rocket Commander scored the biggest win of her impressive
career when she scored a thrilling win in the Group Three Wenona Girl Handicap
A $3,500 purchase from the draft of Oakbank Estate Stud at the 2013 Adelaide
Yearling Sale, Rocket Commander sent her earnings spiralling toward $400,000
with her latest black type victory.
A daughter of group winner Court Command, Rocket Commander is now trained in
New South Wales by Matthew Dale after commencing her career in South Australia
with Wayne Francis and Glen Kent.
While in South Australia the locally bred mare won the listed Penny Edition
Stakes at Morphettville.
Turbo Miss over came race traffic to score an important win in the
Group Three Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) at Flemington today.
The mare by Sebring scored her first win at black type level when she darted in
between runners late under Craig Williams for an impressive win.
The Darren Weir prepared mare is now the winner of five races and earned over
$185,000 from 17 starts.
Turbo Miss, a $120,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase from Vinery Stud, is a
half sister to the Group Two Roman Consul Stakes winner Russian Revolution.
Quality filly Samantha was another female galloper to score an
impressive stakes win today, with victory in the listed Fireball Stakes at Randwick.
Prepared by Gerald Ryan for Corumbene Stud, Samantha proved too strong winning
the black type event and boosting her residual value markedly in the process.
From the family of Blue Diamond Stakes winner True Jewels and Corumbene's
multiple Group Two winner Wager, Samantha is now a three time winner from just
A filly who relishes a wet track, Samantha will now head to the PJ Bell
Handicap as connections chase more carnival success.
Samantha is a graduate of the Element Hill draft at the 2015 Magic Millions
National Yearling Sale.
Group One winning trainer Natalie McCall was back in the winner's
stall at Eagle Farm today with rising talent Colour Charge, a strong winner of
the listed Qld Tatt's Members' Cup.
With star local rider James Orman in the saddle, Colour Charge was able to
register consecutive wins, but breakthrough for his first at black type level.
A nine time winner and eight time placegetter from 36 start, Colour Charge has
been a great money spinner for connections - his earnings shooting past
A Eureka Stud graduate at the 2012 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale,
Colour Charge is by Red Dazzler - the Group One winning and producing sire.
From the Group Two winner and grand producer Market Price, Colour Charge is a
half brother to Pierre Joseph, Not at Allordinary and Discoverers, all black