Parnham holds strong hand in classic
Perth based trainer Neville Parnham will saddle up three runners in the $40,000 Goldfields Magic Millions Classic over 1200m on Sunday.
The multiple state premiership winning trainer is looking for his second win in the event, taking the inaugural running of the race out in 2014 with Vital Art.
Parnham has Snitzalong, Kentucky Lass and Production engaged in the event, with the Ascot based trainer leaning towards Kentucky Lass as his best chance in the event.
Kentucky Lass has been given five weeks away from the track, with Parnham specifically targeting the feature tomorrow.
“She’s a horse that doesn’t necesarrilly handle the wet conditions and each time ive had her nominated over the past few weeks the track (Belmont) has been wet” Parnham said.
“We’ve had this race targeted six weeks ago, she’s been up a while so giving her a freshen up didn’t worry me, she is spot on”
Parnham believes a firmer surface at the KBRC circuit will suit the daughter of War Chant, citing that her last run at Belmont Park was on a dry track handing in a good performance.
“Her last run she ran third and ran very well, I think she will be hard to beat”
Parnham also has Snitzalong and Production engaged in the Classic, with both gallopers breaking maiden status at the KBRC at their most recent start.
Three year old Snitzalong sat just behind the speed last start prior to hitting the line strongly over the 1100m.
“He’s come on extremely well since his last win up there”
“He’s always shown reasonable ability, I thought his win was strong up there and I consider him one of the chances in the race”
Parnham believes Production is a horse that appreciates some cover in her races, with the Alfred Nobel filly sitting off the speed last start before hitting the line strongly defeating Miss Singapore.
“She’s drawn well and she will position up just behind them, she does like a little tuck in”
“She’s found her form so hopefully she can go one with it now, in saying that I believe she is the lesser chance of the three”
Early markets suggest it’s a race in two, with the Lindsey Smith trained It’s Dynamite holding favouritism just over Kentucky Lass.