First-starter has chance to upset MM hotshots
INGLIS Classic purchase Beau Regis has the chance to upset the Magic Millions hopes of several of his rivals when he makes his debut at Rosehill today.
The Bob Thomsentrained colt and Bel Spur are the only two Inglis graduates in today’s Tooheys New Handicap (1100m) while the other five runners are all eligible for the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on January 13.
Today’s favourite, the David Hay e s - t r a i n e d Husson Lightning, is second favourite on TAB Sportsbet fixed odds at $6.50 for the Magic Millions while Tooheys New rival Solo Flyer is an $11 chance for the Gold Coast feature.
‘‘It’s going to be very hard for him (Beau Regis) in his first race, it’s a top-quality field but I think he’ll run a nice race,’’ Thomsen said.
Beau Regis was purchased f o r $ 2 7 , 5 0 0 by Thomsen and is by far the cheapest yearling buy in today’s race.
‘‘There was just something I liked about him,’’ Thomsen said.
‘‘If I was to tell you exactly what that was it would probably take me an hour to tell you, but I did like the stallion (King Of Danes).’’
The two-year-old had his first outing in a barrier trial at Warwick Farm on December 22 when he ran third to Gifted Music over 806m.
‘‘He trialled nicely,’’ Thomsen said.
‘‘He’s one of those horses who’s learning all the time and has improved a lot.’’
Thomsen said Beau Regis was building towards a shot at the $500,000 Inglis TwoYear-Old Classic (1200m) at Randwick on February 10.
‘‘The plan is to try and find him the weakest race I can leading up to the Classic,’’ Thomsen said.
Meanwhile, Thomsen will also saddle up stakeswinner Turban at Doomben in today’s Listed Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) when he will take on Queensland’s super filly Gold Edition.