Hightail a chance for Millions
TRAINER Peter Snowden stopped short of confirming Hightail for the $2 million Magic Millions 2yo Classic despite the colt’s easy win at Randwick’s Kensington track yesterday.
“Hightail probably lacks real A-class ability but he is very genuine and won easily,’’ Snowden said. “Whether he goes to the Magic Millions or not, I will make that call [today].
“It’s a big ask, he has raced two weeks in a row and it would mean three weeks and a road trip so it is not ideal.
“But you are racing for a lot of money and he is a two-yearold. He is up and running and doing everything right.’’
Hightail scored his second win from just three starts with a consummate win in the Events By ATC Handicap (1150m).
Champion jockey Hugh Bowman was impressed by $3 favourite Hightail’s professionalism as he strode clear to beat Avon River ($3.80) by more than two lengths with Twentyfour Carat ($8) running on well for a close third.
Avon River was slow away so her effort to finish second on debut was good while the fastfinishing efforts of Twentyfour Carat and Peralta (fourth) were very good.
“He’s a nice, little horse,’’ Bowman said of Hightail.
“Of course, he will be meeting a much stronger field if he runs in the Magic Million, it is going to be a different kettle of fish next week.
“I don’t think he going to improve five lengths off today but what he is going to do is go up there and run his race.”