Top Sydney jockey Tim Clark will continued his association with Flamboyant Lass who has firmed into favouritism for the $100,000 Wyong Magic Millions 3yo & 4yo Stakes at Wyong on Thursday.
Clark is giving the Gai Waterhouse trained filly a great chance to claim victory after drawing the inside barrier and bookmakers at Ladbrokes.com.au have her as the $2.70 favourite.
“I galloped her this morning (Tuesday) and she was very pleasing. She’s come back a bit stronger this time and she’s had talent all the way through,” Clark told Racing NSW News.
“She’s a typical Gai Waterhouse horse. She’s quick away and has a high cruising speed and that will be an advantage at a tight-turning track like Wyong, especially with the short straight.”
Clark and Flamboyant Lass combined for a win in August with a three and quarter lengths victory in a Warwick Farm mid-week 1000m BenchMark 70 Handicap.
The pair then ran second in the Listed $100,000 Reginald Allen Quality (1400m) at Rosehill on September 26 following by a fifth to stablemate Speak Fondly in the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on October 3.
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Flippant has drifted in early betting and is now the second pick at $3.40 ahead of Bjorn Baker’s unbeaten Egyptian Symbol at $6.50.
The Snowdens took Flippant to Brisbane for one run during the Winter Carnival and the then two year old filly scored an impressive win in the Listed $100,000 James Boag’s Premium Lancaster Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on June 6.
Then following a break the Hinchinbrook filly failed to be a runner home when ninth in the Listed $150,000 City Tattersalls Club Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on October 17 after suffering from cardiac arrhythmia.
The Snowden’s were then advised that Flippant would have to trial to the stewards’ satisfaction before being allowed to race again and she has subsequently ran fourth and had a win in two recent barrier trials at Rosehill and Warwick Farm.
Flippant has drawn barrier nine in the eleven horse field with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle.
The Snowdens will also saddle up last start winner Stravigo who is also well commission in the betting at $7.
Starvigo has drawn barrier five with Blake Shinn taking over from James McDonald who was aboard the Stratum three year old when he won an 1100m Canterbury Maiden on November 27.
Melbourne four year old Murt The Flirt has drawn the outside gate and comes to Wyong a last start winner of a the $100,000 Magic Millions 3&4yo Classic (1100m) at Ballarat on November 21 and is marked at the good odds of $15.
Wyong Magic Millions 3&4yo Classic market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.70 Flamboyant Lass, $3.40 Flippant, $6.50 Egyptian Symbol, $7 Stravigo, $10 Queen Of Kariba, $15 Illustrious Lass, Murt The Flirt, $21 Positive Charge, Lindy Lou, $81 Petrossian, $301 Pretty Snazzy.