Super Saturday in prospect for Triple Crown!
Saturday is shaping up to be a huge afternoon on the track for the Triple Crown team, with no less than EIGHT runners across NSW and QLD.
We are delighted to have three live chances heading north for the lucrative Magic Millions Raceday in the shape of Poetic Charmer, Misteed and Smartedge.
POETIC CHARMER will be the first of our trio to grace the Gold Coast turf when he contests the $1m Magic Millions Snippets over 1200m. He has run two cracking races in defeat this prep, clocking impressive sectionals on both occasions, so fingers crossed he puts his best foot forward for John Allen.
MISTEED will have to overcome a tricky gate if she is to prevail in the $1m Magic Millions Fillies & Mares race over 1300m. She has been done no favours by drawing barrier 12, but this is her pet distance and she has enjoyed a nice freshen up since her last start.
SMARTEDGE will also have to overcome barrier 12 if he is to make it third time lucky in the $1m Listed Magic Millions Cup (1400m). The talented son of Smart Missile is due a change in fortune having endured his fair share of bad luck in the previous two renewals of this race, despite being beaten less than two lengths on both occasions.
Had he not have come unstuck on a heavy track last start, SMART IMAGE could well have joined the aforementioned trio on the Gold Coast, but he will be out to gain compensation in the last race at Rosehill on Saturday. The talented colt will renew his partnership with Kerrin McEvoy, who is two from three on the son of Smart Missile.
Earlier on the Rosehill card, the ultra-consistent CHARRETERA will bid to bounce back to winning ways in the 1200m Benchmark 78 Handicap. He has placed or won on six of his last seven starts and gets the services of Tommy Berry.
We also have a strong team heading south to Kembla Grange, with exciting prospect EXOBOOM looking to back up his emphatic last start victory. The strapping son of Exosphere turned a Wyong Maiden into a procession a couple of weeks ago when storming to a seven-length success eased down, so he is likely to take some stopping on that evidence.
EYES OF DUBAI put in a much more promising performance last-start and looks to back that up in the fourth race on the card. He tackles 1500m for the first time, which is expected to suit.
Rounding out our Kembla Grange runners is SHOCK ZONE, the half-brother to our dual Group 3 winner Military Zone. Hopefully the first time blinkers have the desired effect as he attempts to break his maiden.
Best of luck to all our owners, trainers, jockeys and strappers across the country on Saturday. Let’s hope for plenty of winners!