Ster­ling is plan­ning big

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - RACING - 2019 MAGIC MIL­LIONS TOM BOSWELL [email protected] GAL PALS SHARE LIME­LIGHT

STER­LING Cincotta has three horses in the two big­gest races of the Magic Mil­lions meet­ing but his 2K Thor­ough­breds rac­ing op­er­a­tion is only just get­ting started.

2KT con­nec­tions will cheer on Cham­pagne Jet and Be­taima in the 2YO Clas­sic (1200m) af­ter do­ing the same with Un­con­di­tional in the 3YO Guineas (1400m). where a wind­fall of more than $3 mil­lion in prize­money could await if ev­ery­thing goes to plan.

The mam­moth win may only be matched by Cincotta’s in­vest­ment back into the Magic Mil­lions sales where he said 2KT could triple their $1 mil­lion in pur­chases last year, with the likes of Magic Mil­lions owner Gerry Har­vey among his clients.

“We got five horses in Jan­uary (last year) and spent about $1 mil­lion. This year we will prob­a­bly dou­ble, if not triple that. There is one six-fig­ure one I have my eye on.

“The im­me­di­ate feed­back from studs has been great and rightly so. They are keen to spend with us.”

Cincotta, 37, and wife Elise Cincotta, 30, are from a prop­erty and de­vel­op­ment back­ground but be­lieve their rac­ing op­er­a­tion will be­come a full­time busi­ness late this year.

CHAM­PAGNE Jet and Be­taima have spent their ca­reers on and off the track to­gether so it comes as no sur­prise the fil­lies will fea­ture in the $2 mil­lion 2YO Clas­sic to­day.

The two were bought within the space of a month by Cincotta for a com­bined $84,000, bro­ken-in by Greg Ben­nett and sta­bled with Gold Coast trainer Toby Ed­monds.

They have fin­ished first and sec­ond in the same race and played in the same pad­dock be­tween runs.

Cincotta pre­dicted the two to share a re­la­tion­ship sim­i­lar to that of Syd­ney trainer Ron Quin­ton’s Dixie Blos­soms and Day­see Doom who had a cult fol­low­ing af­ter shar­ing suc­cess while com­ing up against each other mul­ti­ple times.

“They will take turns win­ning,” Cincotta said.

“I’m sure at some level they know each other is out there and in the race.”

Pic­ture: MAGIC MIL­LIONS

Ster­ling Cincotta and his wife Elise (right) and syn­di­cate mem­ber Gaby Doxey will cash in if the cards fall right to­day in the fea­ture races.

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