Unbeaten colt to Conquer in MM
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.