Co-trainer Tom Dabernig is confident that Dam Ready will be well suited to the conditions at Wyong when he lines up for the Magic Millions 3yo & 4yo Classic (1400m) on Thursday afternoon.
Dam Ready has produced a number of smart efforts through only nine career starts so far, but is yet to return to winning form through six appearances since returning to competition in August of this year.
Having completely missed the start before making plenty of ground late to finish a close second behind Speedeor in the Ballarat Magic Millions 3&4yo Classic (1100m) last time out on November 19th, Dabernig told Racing Ahead that the son of More Than Ready has taken plenty of benefit from the run and will relish the New South Wales way of going at Wyong on Thursday.
“He ran really well at Ballarat,” Dabernig said.
“He missed the start in the blinkers, but got home that day. The pattern was quite on-pace and he was one of the few horses to make ground.
“I was pleased with that run and he’s actually very natural on the Sydney leg, so I think he’ll run well and he’s drawn to get a good run.”
Dam Ready stamped himself as one to watch when fourth in the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) on debut in February, before posting his maiden race win in the Cactus Imaging Plate (1000m) a fortnight later.
Returning to the paddock after running fourth in the Magic Millions Adelaide 2.y.o Classic (1200m) in March, Dam Ready resumed this time for second in the Listed McKenzie Stakes (1200m) on August 20th before a credible run for fifth in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m).
Placing third behind Benz and Ken’s Dream in the Quest Moonee Valley Plate (1200m) on September 30th, the gelding out of Waterwise placed fifth in the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m) and seventh in the Listed Hilton Stakes (1400m) in what was his only other start prior to the Ballarat Magic Millions.
Dam Ready has firmed into Wyong Magic Millions 3yo & 4yo Guineas odds of $9.50 with online bookie Ladbrokes Australia.