Magic Millions 2yo Classic hopeful Ready Already will make his race day debut in the $85,000 Sire Custodians Plate (1100m) for two year olds at Rosehill on Saturday.
The Gai Waterhouse trained youngster was a $160,000 purchase at this year’s Magic Millions Yearling Sales at the Gold Coast in January and the stable is hoping Ready Already will return to the glitter strip for the $2m Jeep Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) on January 10.
Stable representative Mark Newham said that Ready Already has been prepared for a good first up performance with a Randwick barrier win and the plan is to qualify the More Than Ready colt for the Gold Coast race.
“That’s the plan and that’s why he’s in at this time of year,” Newnham told AAP.
“He showed good natural speed and good natural ability and that’s what he showed from the start.”
“He finished the trial with something in the tank and he tended to even prick his ears the last bit. I’m sure if he’d been challenged he would have found something.”
With Waterhouse’s stable jockey Tommy Berry riding Pheidon in the Group 1 $500,000 TAB Touch – Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth this weekend, Kerrin McEvoy has been booked to ride Ready Already in a small field of seven runner with the Clarry Conners trained Aegean Sea the only two year old to have faced the starter.
Aegean Sea scored on debut over 1000m on the Kensington track at Randwick on November 22 and Conners is chasing more prizemoney to secure a start in the Group 1 $3.5m Tooheys New Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill in March.
Rosehill trainer Sam Kavanagh will saddle up first starter Invincible Dame who has trialled twice for a second and a win on her home track while Chris Waller has Not A Single Doubt filly Francais who ran fourth in Invincible Dame’s trial.
Other debutants are Warwick Farm trial winner Voilier, a Beneteau gelding trained by Gary Nickson, Snitzel colt Skyclad prepared by Gerald Ryan and Kevin Moses’ Zizou colt Zoutenant.
Waterhouse has already unearthed a strong Magic Millions 2yo Classic contender with Hinchinbrook filly Carriages.
Carriages qualified for a start in the $2m two year old scamper by winning the $200,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat on November 22 and is currently at the top of the market order with unbeaten Brisbane colt Wicked Intent at $6.50 with Ready Already marked at $11 in the early betting.