Taylor’s bid for Glory

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT -

MARK OBERHARDT/AAP

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.

Pic­ture: GETTY IM­AGES

Grey mare Our Crown Mis­tress wins at Flem­ing­ton.

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