Former champion international hoop Gary Moore has his smart colt All Too Huiying down to race on successive Saturdays at the Gold Coast Racecourse including in the Magic Millions Trophy on January 13.
Previously settled in Hong Kong where he enjoyed seven training premierships, the now Sydney-based Moore is confident in his decision to keep All Too Huiying rock hard fit ahead of the $1 million Magic Millions Trophy (2200m) on the Gold Coast’s biggest race day Saturday week.
A well-bred three-year-old son of All Too Hard, All Too Huiying runs this weekend in the $60,000 Spill The Beans 1st Weanlings AT The Sales in 2018 QTIS 3-Y-O Handicap (1800m) as a final Magic Millions tune-up.
“All Too Huiying was having his first run in 42 days and needed the run last time,” Portelli told Racing Queensland.
“He’s got a very good chance and he needs this run so he’ll be rock hard fit for the Magic Millions Trophy.”
During the spring the colt enjoyed a trio of wins including a Black-Type over 1800m at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival as a $21 roughie hope.
He raced over the same metres first-up on December 23 seeing the Gold Coast track for the first time in the $60,000 Aquis Farm Ladies Day 6 Jan QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap (1800m).
Carrying 59.5kg that day with Michael Walker in the saddle, All Too Huiying was far from disgraced running a half-length second to the $2.70 favourite and 54kg lightweight Boom Boom Epic after attempting an all-the-way win.
This Saturday the horse has the same kilos, same jockey and is back over 1800m at the Gold Coast again facing the Toby Edmonds-trained Sebring filly Boom Boom Epic who rises a kilo to 55kg for the rematch.
The duo are battling for favouritism in the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au with both currently installed at an equal $3.
Moore’s other runner at the meeting on Saturday is lightly-raced I Am Invincible colt Paquirri engaged in an eleventh hour bid to make the Restricted Listed $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) field.
Walker also has the mount on Paquirri in the $60,000 Follow @Aquisfarm on Twitter QTIS Two-Years-Old Handicap (1100m) where the up-and-comer will look to improve on a last start second over 900m at the Gold Coast.
Prior to that Paquirri ran third behind Jonker in the Max Lees Classic (900m) at Newcastle, the David Atkins-trained winner of which franked the form with success in the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1100m) next-up.
Jonker is currently the equal $4 top fancy in futures Magic Millions 2YO Classic betting markets with the Tony Gollan-trained fellow son of Spirit Of Boom, Ef Troop.
Paquirri is listed as a $41 outsider needing to win this weekend to make the $2 million line-up currently sitting 33rd on the order of entry.