Taylor’s bid for Glory
TRAINER Peter Hulbert is hopeful he can live up to a promise to give jockey Taylor Marshall a Magic Millions 2YO Classic ride on Oh Five Glory after she runs at Doomben.
Oh Five Glory is chasing a Magic Millions place when she runs in the Mount Franklin 2YO Handicap (1200m) today.
At her only start, Oh Five Glory came from the second outside barrier to be runner-up to Neptune’s Spear at Doomben on November 17.
After that run, Hulbert and his son and co-trainer Will decided on a Magic Millions tilt.
“To run second from that barrier was a great effort. Taylor rode her a treat and he has done a lot of work with her,” Hulbert said.
“If she wins (today) she should go close to qualifying for the Millions and you can bet they will all be ringing up for the ride But we will be sticking with Taylor and we stick with our promises.”
Oh Five Glory is a daughter of 2014 Magic Millions winner Unencumbered and looks a cheap buy at $30,000.
A Magic Millions contender AQUIS PARK, GOLD COAST
who cost 10 times that much, Baileys, makes his debut in the Roadwork Solutions Handicap (1200m) at Rosehill today.
A son of Fastnet Rock, the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained Baileys won a recent barrier trial at Cranbourne, his home track, with Damien Oliver in the saddle.
He ran slightly quicker time than the winner of the following heat, Brooklyn Hustle, who has since come out and scored a brilliant debut win in Melbourne.
If Baileys can handle the trip to Sydney and win today, he will book his spot in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
“It’s pretty simple at this time of year that if you qualify for a race like that, it’s an opportunity you can’t pass up,” said Tim Wilson, from First Light Racing which owns Baileys.
Grey mare Our Crown Mistress wins at Flemington.