Tulloch Lodge co-trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott have set today’s Warwick Farm barrier trial winner Terminology for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast in January.
Terminology was a little slow to leave the barriers but jockey Tim Clark quickly rounded up the Star Witness filly who shot through to take up the running on the fence and had that advantage to beat the James Cummings trained Handspun in the 807m barrier trial for the two year old fillies.
Waterhouse was quick to report the handy win on twitter and declared the filly a definite Magic Millions 2yo Classic candidate.
“Beautifully bred 2yo filly TERMINOLOGY (Star Witness/Taylor’s Command) wins in convincing style in her debut trial. Aiming for @mmsnippets 2yo Classic,” Waterhouse tweeted.
Waterhouse has won the Magic Millions showpiece, the $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) on four occasions before teaming up with Bott, with Assertive Lad (2000), Excellerator (2001), Dance Hero (2004) and Driefontein (2012).
Dual Group 1 winner Global Glamour has already been nominated to lead the Waterhouse and Bott team to the Gold Coast for the 2018 Magic Millions Carnival and the Star Witness mare will be set for the $1m Magic Millions Fillies and Mares (1300m) after finishing second to Flying Jess this year in the $2m Gold Coast Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m).
Global Glamour was the star three year old filly during the 2016 Spring Carnival with wins in the Group 1 $500,000 Sydney Airport Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick and in the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield a week later.
Global Glamour had a mixed 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival and after scoring a tough first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Schweppes Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on October 21 failed to figure in the finish at her next start when ninth to Shoals in the Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on November 4.