[close]

Godolphin Finds The Magic Irrisistible

Godolphin will have its first runner in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast next Saturday.

Godolphin Finds The Magic Irrisistible

Godolphin will have its first runner in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast next Saturday.

Their Snitzel filly Exhilarates raced into the field with an impressive win at the Gold Coast in the final lead-up race on January 5, the same race that won by three of the last four winners of MM Classic – Sunlight, Houtzen and Le Chef.

A $600,000 buy at last year's Magic Millions Gold Coast sale, Exhilarates Horseform is out of the dual G1 winner Samaready (More Than Ready) and is a result of Sheikh Mohammed’s decision to pursue high class yearlings out of top race mares at Australian sales.


Godolphin returned to the sales ring last year, buying eight horses at Magic Millions, four fillies and four colts among a total of 20 purchases at major sales for more than $6.5 million.

"It's exciting to know that we've got a 2-year-old in the Magic Millions the first year we were active in the Magic Millions market," said Godolphin trainer James Cummings.

Samaready
Samaready Picture:Racing and Sports

Exhilarates has now raced four times and has returned $108,750 in prize-money.

She is the first named foal out of dual Group 1 winner Samaready (More Than Ready), who was trained by Mick Price to win the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes as a 2YO.

Samaready Horseform is a half-sister to G2 winner Night War (General Nediym) and the stakes-placed Samartested (Testa Rossa) and has since produced a yearling colt by All Too Hard.

She was covered by I Am Invincible in November.

At Randwick the Written Tycoon colt Hightail also qualified for the MM Classic with an easy win for his second success in three starts.

Hightail Horseform, a $520,000 purchase at last year's Gold Coast Sale, is out of La Paris (Falvelon), a half-sister to Ringa Ringa Rosie (Bradbury's Luck) from the family of G1 winner Dashing Eagle (Danehill) and G2 winner La Caissiere (Luskin Star).

Also at Randwick the win by the promising Ljungberg Horseform (I Am Invincible) boosted the value of his half sister by Written Tycoon to be offered at the Magic Millions this week.

They are both out of Octavia (Holy Roman Emperor), a multiple stakes-winning mare who is out of a daughter of Paklani (Haulpak).

Racing And Sports



147488
R6 GOLD COAST 5 January 2019
Follow @aquisfarm On Facebook 2 , 1100m
Race Synopsis: Godolphin-raced filly Exhilarates boosted her prospects for next Saturday's Magic Millions 2YO Classic with an impressive win here. Wearing blinkers for the first time, she settled well for Kerrin McEvoy racing in fourth place (one out and one back) behind a solid tempo before moving up nicely on turning for home. She took the lead at the 100m and then went on to score comfortably by almost two lengths. Chris Wallertrained colt Lubuk, also racing in blinkers for the first time, raced in fifth place on the rails, angled into clear running at the 300m and kept running on well, without threatening the winner, for a good second at his second race start. The Odyssey raced outside the leader (Betaima), challenged on straightening and kept battling on well for third while the well-fancied Devine Factor missed the start, raced in second last place in the tenhorse field before finishing (6.4 lengths) eighth without looking a serious prospect at any stage.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
9. EXHILARATES (AUS)
2yo Filly
JAMES CUMMINGS
KERRIN MCEVOY
54.0
$4.50
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - SAMAREADY (AUS)
Godolphin
2nd  
5. LUBUK (AUS)
2yo Colt
CHRIS WALLER
LARRY CASSIDY
54.5
$4.50
 
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - BIPPO NO BUNGUS (AUS)
C J Waller, Magic Bloodstock Racing, Mystery Downs, Mrs C M Cook, N A Greenhalgh, Mrs M T Greenhalgh, Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd, Carpe Diem, D N Fuller, I Bruce, R Smith, Grant Bloodstock Pty Ltd, McEnnis Racing Pty Ltd, Yarraman Park Stud & R G Sayers
3rd  
1. THE ODYSSEY (AUS)
2yo Colt
KELLY SCHWEIDA
JAMES ORMAN
58.5
$10.00
 
BETTER THAN READY (AUS) - JESSICA'S HOPE (AUS)
 Ms J Whalley, Mrs S M Then, Mrs V A Schweida & Double J (Mgr: Ms J T O'Duffy)
4th  3. BETAIMA (AUS)
2yo Filly
TOBY EDMONDS
J LLOYD
55.5
$7.00
5th  10. HILLS (AUS)
2yo Filly
TONY MCEVOY
MARK DU PLESSIS
54.0
$8.00
6th  6. OH FIVE GLORY (AUS)
2yo Filly
P & W HULBERT
TAYLOR MARSHALL
54.5
$21.00
7th  7. BOOMSTRESS (AUS)
2yo Filly
DARRYL HANSEN
LUKE TARRANT
54.0
$13.00
8th  8. DEVINE FACTOR (AUS)
2yo Filly
MICHAEL COSTA
SCOTT GALLOWAY
54.0
$4.50
9th  11. BADOOSH (AUS)
2yo Gelding
MATTHEW DUNN
R FRADD
54.0
$31.00
10th  12. EXPLOSIVE QUALITY (AUS)
2yo Filly
G HEINRICH & B RODGERS
MATTHEW MC GILLIVRAY
54.0
$101.00

News Talk is designed for debate, discussion regarding the above News story. We welcome you to submit your comments to News Talk relating to this story.

 Name: 

Your IP 34.234.76.59 has been recorded for our records. This information is not published.
 Email: 
 Comments: 
  By posting this message you agree to Disclaimer/Terms of Use.


Latest Stories