Un­beaten colt to Con­quer in MM

The Sportsman Midweek - - Latest trackwork - SHAYNE O’CASS

MAGIC Mil­lions pun­ters who are al­ready on UNITE AND CON­QUER to win the Jan­uary 12 fea­ture would be feel­ing very happy with their in­vest­ment af­ter the colt’s smash­ing trial at Royal Rand­wick last Tues­day.

Sub­se­quent to Eleven Eleven’s de­but loss in Bris­bane on Satur­day, it might be wise to switch al­le­giances now the Water­house/Bott colt if not al­ready locked in.

Unite And Con­quer, a mere $ 80,000 pur­chase, led through­out to win his one and only start thus far in the VRC Maribyrnong Trial (1000m) at Flem­ing­ton on Oc­to­ber 6 – by two and a half lengths.

The son of Hinch­in­brook won his 740m heat last week by three and a quar­ter lengths and was ex­tremely im­pres­sive.

A lit­tle aside on his pedi­gree – Unite And Con­quer’s sec­ond dam, Dan­glissa, was a Group 1 win­ner trained by Gai Water­house.

Still on Tul­loch Lodge, their Magic Mil­lions three-year- old Guineas can­di­date CHESS STAR was a pre­dictable but no less highly im­pres­sive win­ner of his 1050m heat.

Bear in mind that he led through­out to beat Ro­h­eryon at Rose­hill first-up and is start­ing put to­gether a fine record.

An­other from the Water­house/Bott camp that re­quires men­tion is ALASSIO who has won three of her four starts.

That was her sev­enth trial of her ca­reer, fifth win – she’s a real tal­ent.

Two more from Bowral Street be­fore mov­ing on are DREAM­ING OF MORE and WEDGIE – both of whom will be ready to win when pro­duced on race day.

Mark Newn­ham won Heat 6 his un­raced NZ-bred three­yearold geld­ing SU­PER PINS who was two and a quar­ter lengths ahead of LJUNDBERG is must be close to a good thing when Ron Quin­ton brings him to the races.

So well is this geld­ing go­ing ahead of his re­turn for the sum­mer that he is our pick the Magic Mil­lions three-yearold Guineas (1400m) on the Gold Coast come Jan­uary 12.

Ljun­berg wears the pre­dom­i­nantly or­ange colours of I Am In­vin­ci­ble which is a nice segue into EN­FORCE­MENT from the Snow­den camp.

A $ 360,000 Easter Year­ling by I Am In­vin­ci­ble out of Gold Coast Bracelet win­ner Ex­press Power, En­force­ment was a two length of his first 740m trial last Tues­day morn­ing.

There was, how­ever, an even bet­ter per­for­mance in this heat and it came from a colt named BRAN­DEN­BURG.

If like me, you thought there was a bit of Lu­val­uva in this colt’s run on, it is be­cause he wears the same colours, has the same trainer and own­ers and is in fact, her half-brother.

Bran­den­burg is a son of Bur­gundy and bred to run 1600 – 2400m one day so is with the right man to win a clas­sic.

John O’Shea has very nice three-year- old colt on the books named EMER­GENT.

The horse is a son of Se­bring and a half-brother to Sil­ver Slip­per win­ner, and great sire, Domes­day.

Granted, Emer­gent only beat one home in the five horse field but the mar­gin was a mere two lengths and frankly if you could take home any of the five, it would be Emer­gent.

An­other of the O’Shea team that im­pressed was POP GIRL who wears the Neil Wer­rett colours.

Pop Girl is a Snitzel out of the Singspiel mare Mu­sic Re­view, who was pri­mar­ily a 2000m/2400m horse, giv­ing this filly a nice balance of speed and stamina.

Pop Girl was a length and three- quar­ter sec­ond to EVELEIGH, filly from the O’Rourke/Freed­man yard from one of Ne­whaven’s fa­mous fam­i­lies.

That was Michael Freed­man for the record, now to brother Richard who has taken over train­ing du­ties of the tal­ented mare PUMP­KIN PIE.

The daugh­ter of Star Wit­ness was at one time an early favourite – cer­tainly high up in the market any­way – to win

Coun­try Cham­pi­onship but missed her op­por­tu­nity race in the big one. Nonethe­less, she’s back and great nick it seems judg­ing on her nar­row but stylish win in 1050m heat at HQ last week.

Ciaron Ma­her and David Eus­tace are mak­ing ev­ery post a win­ner with their Syd­ney sta­ble churn­ing out the re­sults.

There is ev­ery chance that the next one will be RUS­SIAN ROMEO who won the last of

13 heats. It would ap­pear that the geld­ing is be­ing aimed at Magic Mil­lions three-year- old Guineas (1400m), whether he gets there or not time will tell but he is a seven fur­long horse no ques­tion.

Our last one from the Rand­wick heats wasn’t hard to spot – KIAMICHI, Godol­phin filly who won on de­but at Rose­hill on Novem­ber 10.

Unite And Con­quer won his Rand­wick trial last week.

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