2015 Magic Millions Classic runners Frequendly and Pepperano will both be inspected by Racing Queensland’s Chief Veterinary Dr Martin Lenz this morning after they were both found with minor issues during a routine inspections yesterday.
Frequendly has been the best backed runner in 2015 Magic Millions Classic betting markets since the final field was released on Monday afternoon, but a statement released by Racing Queensland yesterday indicated that the Sequalo filly was suffering from slight sensitivity in the heel of the near forefoot.
Trainer Les Ross said that Frequendly is 20 out of 10 sore in the heel, but he remains confident that the talented filly will be passed fit to take her place in the 2015 Magic Millions Classic field.
Frequendly started her racing career with two dominant wins in the Group 1 Building Plate (900m) at the Gold Coast on October 4 and the Driver Recruitment Handicap (1050m) at Doomben on October 25, but was beaten as a short-priced favourite in the Capture The Feeling Handicap (1110m) at the same venue on November 22.
The juvenile returned to winning form with an impressive win in the Magic Millions Plate (1050m) at Toowoomba on December 31 and remains locked in a battle for Magic Millions Classic favouritism with Wicked Intent.
Pepperano will also be re-inspected this morning after she was found with very mild lameness in the off foreleg, but trainer Liam Birchley has revealed that his vet Peter Reid can find nothing wrong with the Court Command filly and he is confident she will be passed fit to contest the $2 million event.
The two-year-old made her racing debut with an upset victory over Patronizing and Frequendly in the Capture The Feeling Handicap, but was beaten as favourite in the Magic Millions Plate at Toowoomba.
Wicked Intent ($6) and Frequendly ($6) remain equal favourites in the 2015 Magic Millions Classic betting market with Ladbrokes Australia, while Pepperano is available at a quote of $21 to record an upset victory in the lucrative event.