Victorian filly Anthemoessa is set to take her place in the $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Satrurday after landing safely in Queensland overnight.
Ballarat trainer Matt Cumnai was getting nervous that Anthemoessa would fail to arrive at the Gold Coast by the midday deadline today after the filly was shunted off several flights from Melbourne earlier in the week.
“We’ve done the hard part but seemingly the hard part is getting up there,” Cumani told racing.com.
“We’re booked on flights every night but it’s a pretty dodgy set-up with the flights as we get bumped off if there’s more cargo so we’re a little bit nervous about it.”
Anthemoessa will now have to pass the mandatory pre-race vet check before being given the green light to take her place in the field but family member and stable spokesperson Francesca Cumani tweeted that the Smart Missile filly had arrived on the Gold Coast safe and sound.
“She’s arrived! Anthemoessa managed to get on a flight from Melbourne overnight. Travelled brilliantly and in great shape,” Francesca Cumani tweeted.
Melbourne based jockey Jordan Childs get the ride in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic after partnering the filly into second spot in an 1100m two year old Plate at Caulfield on December 16.
At her only other race start the filly ran second to La Pomme de Pin in the $200,000 Magic Millions 2yo Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat on November 25.
Anthemoessa is listed as a $26 chance for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au and will jump from barrier three if all of the emergencies fail to gain a start.
The Tony McEvoy trained Sunlight remains the favourite on race eve at $4 just ahead of Hugh Bowman’s mount Jonker at $4.60 and the local hope Ef Troop at $4.80.