The Early Mail - Goldfields Magic Millions Classic Race Day - 24th July 2016
R1 MAGIC MILLIONS WA MAIDEN 1600m 1:23
The first on the Goldfields Magic Millions Classic Race Day has a field of ten maiden gallopers to go over the 1600m. The local racing industry will be hoping RHINO BUSTER (1) can score an emotional victory for the Brown family. Robert Brown, the gelding’s trainer unexpectedly passed away since his last run and a win today would be fitting for a passionate horse trainer who will be missed. The son of Danehill Express has the form on the board to take this out. The Joanne Forrest trained ANTALYA (8) has been somewhat inconsistent over the past few starts. If the grey mare can unleash the turn of foot she has shown previously she will be hard to hold out. The Paddy Bermingham Jnr trained ALL ADRIFT (2) has a maiden winner in store in the not too distant future based on her recent performances. The Discorsi gelding has placed at his three most recent starts. OH SHE CAN DANCE (9) has shown some promise in the early stages of her career. The Esperance galloper has drawn well for her assignment and has the services of in form apprentice Fiona Bell.
R2 BUY A MM YEARLING 2017 MAIDEN 1200m 1:57
The second on the card is an even maiden affair over the 1200m. Helen Harding looks as if she may have acquired a handy one in the form of ADRIAN MAKFI (6). The three year old hit the line in a determined fashion last start finishing a length behind Production. Expect improvement on that performance today. Jordan Turner will pilot the galloper from barrier four. Last start runner-up MISS SINGAPORE (9) will go close on her most recent effort. The Fernie trained filly sat on speed last start but may be forced to restrain today if she doesn’t jump well from barrier ten. LA SEINE (4) has finished close up at his past three. The Jo Forrest trained chestnut drops back to the 1200m today after eight weeks away from the track. The three year old has placed at the track. ROSENBERG (2) can race on speed and has drawn a good gate for his assignment. The KBRC will see Paddy Carbery ride at the track for the first time this year. The Neil Dellar trained galloper will have its third start at the track looking for victory at career start ten.
R3 JEEP HANDICAP 1300m 2:35
Racegoers will be treated in the third when we see HALUSA (1) take to the track. The Oratorio five year old will compete in benchmark 58 company meaning he has been handicapped with 62kg. The claim of apprentice Mollie Clark reduces that to 60kg. Mollie’s past two rides on the five year old have been steer jobs and it looks the case once again albeit the top weight. THE EXPRESS (2) is perhaps 2016’s most unluckiest horse. The Rickie Brown trained galloper has managed four second at his past five starts running into some handy types. MISS KITWE (6) is racing well but will find this a bit tougher than her last assignment. RUN FOR RUM (4) has the ability to produce a sensation sectional, expect him to settle back.
R4 magicmillions.com.au HANDICAP 1300m 3:05
The first leg of the Quaddie sees an even field of nine take to the track where you can make a case for most of the field. The Peter Fernie trained LONHMACC (3) was gallant last start when chasing Halusa home. Glenn Smith will pilot the son of Lonhro today from a wide gate. The four year old steps up to 1300m today. The well performed GRAND REWARD (2) has won two and placed once from three attempts at the track. The Grljusich stable has had a good time of it lately and there is no reason why it can’t continue. RIKKI TIKKI TAVI (7) ran home strongly last start. The four year old needs to be in touch come the turn to be a winning threat. HELLYER (1) will always be competitive in this type of field.
R5 MAGIC MILLIONS REAL CHAMPIONS SPRINT 1100m 3:35
The fifth on the card has a field of nine to go over the short course. Merv Dellar has acquired a handy type in BACHE (4). The mare has been transferred to Kalgoorlie from Simon Miller’s Perth yard. Expect French jockey Matthieu Autier to sit on speed with the galloper and prove hard to run down. BUTTERFLY KISS (7) has been racing well and can figure with the light weight and good gate. The Bowen trained runner is looking for her fourth win today. Top weight TERRORIZE (1) surprised most punters last start when cruising to an easy victory defeating the in form Grand Reward. The Brett Mathews trained galloper will lump top weight today. KILLORGLIN (6) continues to finish close up.
R6 2YO & 3YO GOLDFIELDS MAGIC MILLIONS CLASSIC 1200m 4:05
The feature race on the card is the $40,000 Goldfields Magic Millions Classic. Neville Parnham brings a strong team to the KBRC looking for his second Classic win. KENTUCKY LASS (3) has been freshened up for her assignment. She was bold at her most recent start when sitting on speed and kicking strongly to the line finishing third. The daughter of War Chant looks one that will appreciate the KBRC circuit if she can be positioned on speed. Alfred Nobel filly IT’S DYNAMITE (4) has a strong connection to the Goldfields with local ownership. The Lindsey Smith trained three year old has finished close up at her past couple of starts. This looks a suitable assignment with the services of Glenn Smith. PATRIMONIO (1) is one that will rattle home and hence will need to be in touch come the top of the straight. Local chance MISS JUPITER (7) has won twice from the four starts and deserves respect.
R7 MAGIC MILLIONS INSURANCE HANDICAP 1600m 4:40
The last on the card is by far the hardest for punters to decipher. The George Grljusich trained DANERIP’S GIRL (9) had excuses last start when returning lame in the off fore. The form she had prior to last start was consistent and good enough to threaten in this. She looks an each way chance in an open event. BOHEMIAN LASS (4) has drawn the car park but looks one of the main chance if Kate Fitzgerald can conserve fuel throughout the run. The Henny Hughes mare handed in a solid sectional last start when finishing second behind Yaloginda. OMERTA (3) has been consistent since arriving in the Goldfields. The chestnut was caught wide down the side of the course last start and still plugged away finishing close up behind Miss Kitwe. Last start maiden winner MEDICI VASE (2) is one that trainer Gary Bowen believes will be better suited by the step up to the mile.