Last Saturday‘s Sydney winner Hightail has made a late charge towards running in this weekends $2m The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden wasn’t rushed into making a decision if Hightail should head to the Gold Coast after the Written Tycoon juvenile scored his second win from three race starts with an impressive victory in an 1150m two year old Handicap on the Kensington Track at Randwick on Saturday.
Snowden said that Hightail would have to run on three consecutive Saturdays if he was to back up in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic but didn’t rule out the challenge.
“Hightail probably lacks real ‘A-class’ ability but he is very genuine and won easily,’’ Snowden told The Sunday Telegraph.
“Whether he goes to the Magic Millions or not, I will make that call.
“It’s a big ask, he has raced two weeks in a row and it would mean three weeks and a road trip so it is not ideal. But you are racing for a lot of money and he is a two-year-old, he is up and running and doing everything right – he is what he is.’’
High profile jockey Hugh Bowman steered Hightail to victory and while he had high praised for his effort, knows that the Magic Millions 2yo Classic will be a tough assignment for the youngster.
“He’s a nice, little horse,’’ Bowman said.
“Of course, he will be meeting a much stronger field if he runs in the Magic Million, it is going to be a different kettle of fish next week.
“I don’t think he’s going to improve five lengths off today but what he is going to do is go up there and run his race. He did that comfortably and I’d like to think he had a bit up his sleeve because he floated a bit in front.’’
Hightail is listed as a $13 chance at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic while the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Unite And Conquer heads the betting at $4.80 just ahead of Dubious and Yes Yes Yes at $6.
Early betting for the 2019 Magic Millions 2yo Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.80 Unite And Conquer, $6 Yes Yes Yes, Dubious, $8 Czarson, Exhilarates, $12 Movie Role, $13 Hightail, $15 Better Reflection, $17 Rome, $21 Champagne Boom, Girls Are Ready, Krameric, $31 The Odyssey, $34 Betaima, $41 Sebrakate, $51 Champagne Jet, $101 Alburq, $101 Coursehewill, Gala Miss, Oh Five Glory.