Unbeaten colt Unite and Conquer heads the betting for the 2019 $2m The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Unite And Conquer is undefeated from two race starts and at the beginning of Magic Millions week, the Hinchinbrook colt is marked as the $4.80 favourite for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au.
On the second line of betting at $6 is the Darren Weir trained Yes Yes Yes just ahead of Dubious at $7 and last Saturday’s Gold Coast winner Exhilarates and the favourites stablemate Czarson at $8.
Unite And Conquer debuted during the 2018 Melbourne Spring Carnival with a win down the Flemington straight in the Listed $120,000 Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m) on October 6 and then after a short break stamped his Magic Millions 2yo Classic credentials with an all the way win in the $200,000 Magic Millions Wyong 2yo Classic (1100m) at Wyong on December 12.
Unite And Conquer has had a barrier trial in his lead up to the Magic Millions 2yo Classic and finished second to stablemate and Saturday’s rival Czarson in a 807m trial at Warwick Farm on December 27.
Czarson is also a winner of his only two race starts with success in a 1000m Gosford 2yo Maiden on November 24 following by a win in a 1200m 2yo Handicap at Rosehill December 8 and Waterhouse is delighted with the progress of both colts.
“They are just two lovely, unassuming, uncomplicated horses that will run exceedingly well,” Waterhouse told The Courier-Mail.
“Unite And Conquer is a bigger, solid colt. The other one Czarson has done a treat. He beat him in his last trial.
“They have both done exceedingly well since coming to Queensland (a week ago) and I am very pleased with them.”
Waterhouse has won the Magic Millions 2yo Classic on four previous occasions in her own right before teaming up with Adrian Bott with wins by Assertive Lad (2000), Excellerator (2001), Dance Hero (2004) and Driefontein (2012).
The barrier draw for the 2019 Magic Millions 2yo Classic will be released on Tuesday, January 8.
Early betting for the 2019 Magic Millions 2yo Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.80 Unite And Conquer, $6 Yes Yes Yes, $7 Dubious, $8 Czarson, Exhilarates, $10 Movie Role, $12 Better Reflection, $13 Hightail, $17 Rome, $21 Betaima, Champagne Boom, Girls Are Ready, Krameric, The Odyssey, $26 Oh Five Glory, $34 Champagne Jet, $41 Sebrakate, $51 Spaceboy, $61 Alburq, $101 Coursehewill, Gala Miss, Pocket Pistol.