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From Within included in final Magic Millions 2yo Classic field

Chris Waller’s smart filly From Within has been included in the final field for the $2m Jeep Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday but a decision on if she runs will be made on Tuesday morning.

From Within is included in the final field for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

From Within is included in the final field for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

Chris Waller Racing released a statement on twitter saying the that From Within would have her final gallop at Rosehill on Tuesday morning and then a decision would be made if the Not A Single Doubt filly would make the trip to the Gold Coast.

“She may have another gallop on Tuesday morning but at this stage we are confident that she will race in the Magic Millions,” the statement said.

Hugh Bowman will take over from Glyn Schofield who rode From Within to an impressive debut win in an 1100m 2yo Plate at Canterbury on December 31 and the leading Group 1 rider has been aboard the filly in plenty of trackwork sessions including a solid hit out on Saturday morning.

“She will be ridden by Hugh Bowman in the Magic Millions who was suspended during her race debut,” Waller’s foreman Charlie Duckworth said in a statement on twitter.

Duckworth said that Bowman was happy with the hit out and From Within will have her final Magic Millions lead up gallop on Tuesday morning before being declared a certain starter.

“She was asked to improve from the 400m mark and quickened stylishly pleasing Hugh Bowman. Hugh was happy with how she felt and her turn of foot,” the statement read on twitter.

The final field of sixteen plus five emergencies was released today and the barrier draw for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic will be held at a function on the Surfers Paradise beachfront on Tuesday morning.

Trainer Chris Waller has also accepted with Madame Moustache with Blake Shinn taking over from Brenton Avdulla who was on board when the filly ran fifth to Madeenaty in the $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions 2yo (1100m) at Wyong on December 22.

Madame Moustache was a winner at her second race start when she beat Darhad in the $100,000 Victory Vein Plate (1000m) at Randwick on October 15 and is one of the outsiders of the field at $41 dollars with Ladbrokes.com.au while From Within is on the second line of betting at $4.

The Gold Coast trained Houtzen heads the market order at $3.40 and is in fine form to produce a home town victory after scoring a runaway win in an 1100m 2yo Handicap on her home track last Saturday.

The Toby Edmonds trained filly was also an impressive winner at her only other start when she debuted in a 1050m 2yo Handicap at Doomben on December 24.

Eagle Farm trainer Chris Munce will have two runners in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic and has high hopes for his colt Ours To Keep ($8.50) and filly Champ Elect ($21).

Damian Browne will continue his association with the undefeated Ours To Keep after he made it three wins from three starts when he beat Saturday’s rival Goodfella in the Group 3 $200,000 Lilivale Stud B.J. McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on December 31.

Champ Elect is also undefeated from two race starts and Kerrin McEvoy takes over from Brown following the fillies win in the Listed $100,000 Calaway Gal Stakes (1110m) at Doomben on December 17.

The Lindsay Park trained Madeenaty is also well in the market at $8.50 and Mark Zahra has retained the ride after guiding the filly to victory in the $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions 2yo (1100m) at Wyong on December 22.

Madeenaty was one of the early favourites for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic after scoring on debut with an all the way win down the Flemington straight in the Listed $120,000 Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m) on October 2.

Market order for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.40 Houtzen, $4 From Within, $7.50 Invincible Star, $8.50 Madeenaty, Ours To Keep, $17 Goodfella, $21 Champ Elect, Chauffeur, $26 Falconic $31 Cellargirl, $41 Bring It Home Pop, Madam Moustache, $51 Colosimo, $81 Saxon Rock, Arrester, Real Princess, Tiara Star, Invader, $201 Zukaz, Gwapo, Imaginalthepeople.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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