Star three year old Pierata has been given the green light to take his place in the $2m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday after passing a second vet’s check this morning.
Pierata underwent the mandatory vet check on Thursday for all the runners in the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas and trainer Greg Hickman was informed that the short priced favourite would have to undergo a second inspection today.
Racing Queensland chief steward Allan Reardon said that Pierata needed a final inspection today but there was never going to be a problem.
“I understand there is no real issue with him but they just want to see him again tomorrow (Friday),” Reardon told AAP.
Pierata has drawn the pole position in the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas and the $2.45 favourite will be ridden by Melbourne Cup winning jockey Corey Brown.
Pierata dominates the betting for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at Ladbrokes.com.au with the Kris Lees trained Sasso Corbaro the only other runners under the $10 mark at $4.60.
Arrestar has failed to pass his second inspection today after being found to be lame in the near hind leg which op0end the way the first emergency I Am Impinge to gain a late call into the final sixteen horse field of the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas.
Brisbane’s premiership winning jockey Jeff Lloyd takes the ride on I Am Impinge while Adelaide filly Lady Of Crebilly still has to be cleared by the vets before taking her place in the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas but has shown some improvement today after being assessed with a abscess in her off fore heel on Thursday.
Racing Queensland vets will inspect Lady Of Crebilly again on Saturday morning and if the Choisir filly is passed fit to start will wear a pad under her racing plate on the off fore hoof into the race.
“Lady of Crebilly vetted this morning with significant improvement from yesterday. Will be examined again prior to scratching deadline tomorrow. Will wear a pad on the off fore hoof if cleared,” QRIC stewards tweeted.