Triple Crown in four-pronged attack on Magic Millions

THE red and white silks of Triple Crown will be a prominent sight at the valuable Magic Millions raceday on January 14, as Australia’s leading syndicator will be represented by four qualified runners on the nine-race card – more than any other syndication.

Charlie Boy and Dothraki will be gunning for the 1200m Magic Millions Sprint after both completed their preparations in recent trial runs, with Dothraki creating an impression when cruising clear under Blake Shinn to win at Rosehill Gardens over 1030m on December 30.

The six-year-old, bought for $49,500 as a yearling, is a Group 1 runner-up after being narrowly defeated in the BTC Cup at Doomben in May, and he most recently finished sixth in Group 2 company at Flemington on October 29.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden reports the son of Mossman to be in good form as he vies for the lion’s share of the $1,000,000 prize fund on the Gold Coast.

He said: “He’s come through his trial well and looks in good order. It’s Saturday week he’s racing and he’s prepared nicely and I reckon we’ve got him in pretty good order.

“It’s a big ask to win a race first up but he’s proven before that he goes well fresh. I’m happy with his program; he’s had two good trials and when asked to do a bit he’s quickened nicely. I’m happy with his condition and he’s looking really well and he’s feeling well, which is normally a recipe for him to run well.”

Charlie Boy is edging closer to the $1,000,000 mark in prizemoney and, after making the switch to Ciaron Maher, the $88,000 yearling acquisition jumped out well in his final hit out at Terang, staying on to take third in the closing stages from a wide barrier behind Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler.

Dual Sydney metro winner Denpurr takes her chance in the Fillies & Mares event over 1300m after the four-year-old finalised her preparations when taking on the boys at Canterbury Park on December 31. She finished strongly when finally seeing a clear run to take seventh under Stephen Baster, just three lengths behind the winner.

Peter Snowden is hoping conditions stay dry for the daughter of Denman. He said: “She’s come through her race very nicely from Saturday. She’s a tough mare and is in good order and all we can hope for is that the skies stay dry for us and then we’ll get her up to the Gold Coast on a good track where she can acquit herself well.”

Secret Trail is Triple Crown’s fourth contender to race for a $1,000,000 prize fund when lining up in the Magic Millions QTIS Open over 1300m.

The four-year-old by Denman tuned up for the race in a Listed event at Eagle Farm on December 31 and co-trainer Peter Snowden reports the Canterbury course winner to have recovered well from the run and will take her chance on the Gold Coast.