First-starter has chance to up­set MM hotshots

Townsville Bulletin - - Raceguide -

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.

Bob Thom­sen

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