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2017 Magic Millions B.J. McLachlan Group 3 December 30 - Doomben

Meryl wins 2017 Magic Millions B.J. McLachlan Group 3 $200,000 at Doomben (QLD), 1200m.

2017 Magic Millions B.J. McLachlan Group 3 December 30 - Doomben

Meryl wins 2017 Magic Millions B.J. McLachlan Group 3 $200,000 at Doomben (QLD), 1200m.

Lee Curtis-trained filly Meryl Horseform resumed after her debut sixth in the Gimcrack Stakes (Listed, 1000m) at Randwick on 30 September to score a smart first up win. She settled in fifth place on the rails from her inside barrier (1), tracking a smart tempo (first 600m 34.51) before improving on the inner at the home turn. She switched out on passing the 200m, hit the front at the 50m and went on to win well.

Hopes Eternal Horseform did not show any early pace and settled in last place in the 11-horse field. She improved along the rails nearing the 600m, switched deeper to be eighth coming to the home turn, challenged at the 100m and fought on well for a very good second.


Witherspoon Horseform was quickly away and went to the front. She then travelled well despite some early pressure, got a break at the 200m and then battled on well for a good third after a taxing trip in the lead.

Equal favourite Orcein Horseform again did not show much early pace and settled in eighth place, on the rails. He improved along the inner to be fifth coming to the home turn, was in a challenging position at the 200m and then kept battling on for (1.8 lengths) fourth while the other co-favourite Crockett  Horseformdrifted back to settle in seventh place (and deep).

He raced greenly, losing ground at the home turn and then made some ground for (4.7 lengths) seventh, without threatening.


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R3 DOOMBEN 30 December 2017
Magic Millions B.J. McLachlan 2 , 1200m
Race Synopsis: Lee Curtis-trained filly Meryl resumed after her debut sixth in the Gimcrack Stakes (Listed, 1000m) at Randwick on 30 September to score a smart first up win. She settled in fifth place on the rails from her inside barrier (1), tracking a smart tempo (first 600m 34.51) before improving on the inner at the home turn. She switched out on passing the 200m, hit the front at the 50m and went on to win well. Hopes Eternal did not show any early pace and settled in last place in the 11-horse field. She improved along the rails nearing the 600m, switched deeper to be eighth coming to the home turn, challenged at the 100m and fought on well for a very good second. Witherspoon was quickly away and went to the front. She then travelled well despite some early pressure, got a break at the 200m and then battled on well for a good third after a taxing trip in the lead. Equal favourite Orcein again did not show much early pace and settled in eighth place, on the rails. He improved along the inner to be fifth coming to the home turn, was in a challenging position at the 200m and then kept battling on for (1.8 lengths) fourth while the other co-favourite Crockett drifted back to settle in seventh place (and deep). He raced greenly, losing ground at the home turn and then made some ground for (4.7 lengths) seventh, without threatening.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
13. MERYL (AUS)
2yo Filly
L W CURTIS
CHRISTIAN REITH
55.0
$8.00
 
EPAULETTE (AUS) - ACADEMY IDOL (AUS)
Mrs C M Cook, Mrs A S Kelly, Ms C E Curtis , Ms J Croad, Mrs J V Davison, Ms M Smith, Mrs T A Russell, Mrs L J Duckworth & Mrs H L McKinnon
2nd  
1. HOPES ETERNAL (AUS)
2yo Gelding
J W ZIELKE
LUKE DITTMAN
57.0
$10.00
 
JET SPUR (AUS) - BESAME MUCHO (AUS)
Dovedeen Pty Ltd Synd (Mgr: E J Hartley)
3rd  
7. WITHERSPOON (AUS)
2yo Filly
BRAD WIDDUP
COREY BROWN
55.0
$7.00
 
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - GIRL HUSSLER (AUS)
 Mrs C D Flower, Mrs P J Alchin, Mrs H M Collins, Mrs T J Collins, Ms B Lester, Mrs L J Gould, Mrs R J Hope, Ms D R Keegan, Mrs C A Pinder & Mrs G Rocks
4th  4. ORCEIN (AUS)
2yo Colt
CHRIS WALLER
MICHAEL CAHILL
57.0
$4.00
5th  12. VERANES (AUS)
2yo Filly
K & P WOOD & GESLER
MATTHEW MC GILLIVRAY
55.0
$26.00
6th  8. SIZZLING ACE (AUS)
2yo Filly
TOBY EDMONDS
J LLOYD
55.0
$6.50
7th  5. CROCKETT (AUS)
2yo Colt
TONY MCEVOY
JAMIE KAH
57.0
$4.00
8th  9. VICTORY LINER (AUS)
2yo Filly
KELLY SCHWEIDA
JIM BYRNE
55.0
$41.00
9th  6. PONY POWER (AUS)
2yo Filly
CHRIS MUNCE
RON STEWART
55.0
$61.00
10th  10. MISCHIEVOUSMARILYN (AUS)
2yo Filly
KELLY SCHWEIDA
MICHAEL WALKER
55.0
$31.00
11th  11. YAMAZAKI (AUS)
2yo Filly
CHRIS ANDERSON
DAMIAN LANE
55.0
$21.00


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