Three year old filly Miss Wonderland is shaping up nicely for the $2m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 14 according to trainer Ciaron Maher.
Miss Wonderland has raced twice for a win and a third and Maher said he will give the Snitzel filly two more runs before she lines up for the big prize at the Gold Coast.
“She’ll run in an 1100m fillies race at Flemington and then go to Sydney with the view to having her pretty right for the Gold Coast,” Maher told racing.com.
“She’s a high-quality horse and although she’s only had the two runs she was dominant first time out and I thought she was super at Flemington on Oaks Day when her coat wasn’t really there.
“We’ve since given her a couple of weeks at our property at Pakenham and she’s really come on and cleaned up in the coat and looks in great order.”
Miss Wonderland had one run as a two year old for a six lengths win in a 1200m two year old fillies Maiden on the Synthetic track at Pakenham on June 6 before being sent for a spell.
She resumed as three year old to run third behind Spright and Super Too in the Group 3 $200,000 Crown Resorts Plate (1100m) at Flemington on November 3 and Maher was happy with the run.
Miss Wonderland is marked at $15 for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at Ladbrokes.com.au who have the Bjorn Baker trained Winning Rupert as the $3.40 favourite just ahead of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s dual Group 1 winning filly Global Glamour at $3.80.
Winning Rupert found himself at the top of the market order after he maintained his unbeaten record from three starts with a five and three quarter lengths win in a $100,000 three year old Plate at Eagle Farm last Saturday.
The Written Tycoon colt had previously won a 1000m two year old Plate at the Sunshine Coast and the Group 2 $175,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben during the Queensland Winter Carnival.
The lightly race Global Glamour proved to be one of the stars of the Spring Carnival and showed her toughness with two Group 1 wins a week apart in the $500,000 Sydney Airport Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on October 1 and in the $500,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield the following Saturday.
Early market order for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.40 Winning Rupert, $3.80 Global Glamour, $7.50 Speedeor, $13 Mediterranean, $15 Miss Wonderland, Niccolance, $17 Billy The Kid, Scarlet Rain, Tiyatrolani, Vivaldi’s Quest, $21 Candika, Faraway Town, Pipeline, $26 Heart Skipt A Beat, Redouble, $34 or better the rest.