A solid barrier trial performance by Denmagic has boosted the confidence of trainer David Pfieffer for the mare’s return to the racetrack in the Group 2 $200,000 Breeders Classic (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.
Denmagic was spelled after running fourth to Jessy Belle in the Group 2 $300,000 7News Matriarch Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 5 and pleased Pfieffer with a fifth to in a recent barrier trial at Warwick Farm over 797m on January 23 which saw smart sprinter Spieth finished in third spot..
“She travelled nicely in behind them and tracked up good,” Pfieffer told AAP.
“Spieth’s a good sprinter and I thought they were the two stand-outs in the trial.”
Pfieffer is looking for better luck over the Sydney Autumn Carnival with Denmagic after the mare was placed once and ran fourth on four occasions from five runs during the 2016 Spring Carnival.
The Warwick Farm trainer is keen to give Denmagic a chance of winning a Group 1 over the Autumn Carnival and has picked out the $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on March 11 as her major target.
At her only start at Group 1 level Denmagic was beaten half a length when third behind I Am A Star in the Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on October 29.
“Her preparation was pretty good we just didn’t get ourselves in the winner’s circle which has been a bit painful,” Pfieffer said.
“The Myer feels like one of those ones that got away on her.”
“She’s always one of those ones that has the solid sectionals and she’s always there at the end but she’s not putting herself in the winner’s stall enough.”
Denmagic is one of twelve mares nominated for the Breeders Classic with the Kris Lees trained Danish Twist heading the order of entry as well as the early market order at Ladbrokes.com.au at $4.60.
Bjorn Baker’s well performed mare Egyptian Symbol is next in the betting at $5 alongside of the Ben Smith’s In Her Time while Denmagic is on the fifth line of betting at $9.
Early market order for the Breeders Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.60 Danish Twist, $5 Egyptian Symbol, In Her Time, $8 I Am Zelady, $8.50 Flippant, $9 Denmagic, $11 Tsaritsa, $15 French Emotion, $16 Circular, $31 Elle Lou, Frill Seeking, $51 Magnajoy.