Bar­bie ready to taste MM glory

The Sportsman Weekend - - News - NEIL EVANS Good Luck @NeilE­vans­mail

THERE can be no more ap­pro­pri­ate rac­ing name in the mid­dle of an Aussie sum­mer than Out­back Bar­bie. And can throw on as many prawns, bangers and onions as you like, it’s time to cook up a $2 mil­lion storm in to­mor­row’s Magic Mil­lions 3YO Guineas (1400m).

In fact, the daugh­ter of Spirit Of Boom is one the best bets on a high, wide and hand­some Gold Coast card.

Don’t be swayed by last start’s fail­ure to fin­ish off at Doomben be­hind Boom­sara when heav­ily backed.

From a wide gate, she didn’t get the right cover or “tow” into race at any stage and ac­tu­ally did well to fin­ish as close as she did.

To­mor­row’s “Grand Fi­nal” will be dif­fer­ent.

From gate three, fourth-up over the right trip, Syd­ney hoop James Mac­Don­ald can park Out­back Bar­bie ($2.60) just that lit­tle bit closer, still well back, but with all the cover in the world.

Also with more pres­sure on up­front, I’m bank­ing the gaps open­ing a lit­tle ear­lier so she can un­leash that rat­tling fi­nal 300m.

You only need to go back two starts to that flash­ing sec­ond be­hind Zoustyle in the Listed Gold Edi­tion (1200m) on Dec. 18.

Out­back Bar­bie ran her last 600m in a blind­ing 33.60 secs, the best fil­lies of the Syd­ney spring weren’t clock­ing that, even when tempo was right on.

My MAGIC MIL­LIONS 3YO GUINEAS TIPS: 1. OUT­BACK BAR­BIE; 2. Smart Elissim, 3. Boom­sara; 4. Zizzis

In the head­line $2 mil­lion Magic Mil­lions 2YO Clas­sic (1200m), un­beaten Rand­wick colt Czar­son ($7.50) has cre­den­tials left, right and cen­tre, de­spite only fac­ing the starter for the third time.

A son of Golden Slip­per win­ner Stra­tum from the Water­house-Bott camp, Czar­son al­ready has a dom­i­nant de­but win over big fancy Ex­hil­a­rates ($5.50) in late Nov. be­fore blitz­ing the field from the front at Rose­hill on Dec. 8.

He went back to tri­als just af­ter Christ­mas and beat home sta­ble­mate Unite And Con­quer ($6.00) af­ter that colt had won the Wy­ong Magic Mil­lions.

Even al­low­ing for be­ing pushed out late, Czar­son clocked a fly­ing 32.90 sec­onds for his last 600m in soft ground.

In the head-strong hus­tle and bus­tle of two-year-olds, talk about a bul­let­proof lit­tle CV.

I ex­pect Tim Clark to roll him across from a wide gate and park off the fence and just be­hind speed.

The David Hayes-trained filly Cham­pagne Boom ($19.00) is a threat, her last fur­long be­hind United And Con­quer at Wy­ong was ter­rific, and she draws a cosy low gate.

My MAGIC MIL­LIONS 2YO CLAS­SIC TIPS: 1. CZAR­SON; 2. Cham­pagne Boom; 3. United And Con­quer; 4. Ex­hil­a­rates

in the $1 mil­lion Magic Mil­lions Cup (1400m), tiger­ish grey Sir Bac­chus ($21.00) can do the “un­think­able” and win two straight in two dif­fer­ent states at big odds – the key is the weight.

Two runs back in high bench­mark races un­der big weights, the six-year-old got home nicely with­out ever threat­en­ing, but third-up on just 54.5kg, he sailed home to win the De­cem­ber Hand­i­cap at Warwick Farm.

Ad­mit­tedly that was in pre­ferred wet ground, but Sir Bac­chus also re­acts on firm ground, as long as he’s in with a light weight.

To­mor­row he car­ries 0.5kg over the limit from a gate where he can be saved for one late surge.

My MAGIC MIL­LIONS CUP TIPS: 1. SIR BAC­CHUS; 2. Hus­son Ea­gle; 3. Smartedge

At Royal Rand­wick, each­way pun­ters can crow early at huge odds aboard four-yearold Mudgee mare Lucy’s Legacy ($26.00) in Race 2 High­way Hand­i­cap (1600m).

Af­ter a close sec­ond re­sum­ing at Mudgee, she was a good thing beaten at Or­ange when badly held up in the straight be­fore flash­ing late, and bolts in with any luck.

The big straight nice draw here suit nicely.

The Tony Gol­lan-trained Out­back Bar­bie is primed to salute in the Magic Mil­lions 3YO Guineas.

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