Queensland Oaks Day – June 4th

Magic Millions National Classic

(3yo+ F&M WFA - 1600m)

Post Race Details & Comments

Winning Horse: Kiku (Aus)

4yoM Zoustar (Aus) - Atotori (Aus)(Haradasun (Aus))

20 starts - 5 wins 4 seconds 5 thirds $785305

Black Type Wins

1st G3 Randwick Fujitsu General Carbine Club 1600m (2021)

Black Type Placings

2nd G2 Newcastle Canadian Club Emancipation Stk 1500m (2022)

3rd G2 Rosehill Hyland Race Colours Ajax Stks 1500m (2022)

3rd G3 Randwick Bentley Angst Stakes 1600m (2021)

Other Wins

1st Randwick-Kensington Hyland Race Colours (Bm72) 1400m (2021)

1st Warwick Farm Territories @ Darley (Bm68) 1300m (2021)

1st Rosehill Bowermans Furniture Mdn Hcp 1400m (2020)

Race Result:

1st: Kiku (Chris Waller/James McDonald) - $4.40F

2nd: Nudge (Chris Waller/Nash Rawiller) - $5
 Atishu (Chris Waller/Tim Clark) - $5

Winning Time: 1:36.60          Last 600m: 34.26

Margins: ½L x Short ½ Head

Waller-trained First 4 with Our Intrigue in fourth place

Winning Trainer: Chris Waller

All of his runner: “They did a good job. It was a lovely race and you see these prizemoney races popping up everywhere and it is a half-million dollar race. They wouldn’t be running at four or five years-of-age for that.”

Kiku: “James McDonald, it was good a ride and he saved a bit of ground. Nash was right there the whole way but James probably had the momentum up.”

Next: “I think a couple of them will freshen up and go to the Tatts Tiara. For the 1400 metres they’ll need to be fresh. I think there is a 2100 metre listed race that day so we might take two to that race and two to the Tatts Tiara.”

Winning Jockey: James McDonald

“Without doubt the barrier (1) assisted us here. It allowed us to improve, improve (and) I wish I had the same run in the Derby. It might have been a different result.

“She’s a real honest horse. She’s had her quirks early on missing the kick but she got away nicely and the barrier really helped us there.

“I could see Our Intrigue just drifting majority of the race so it was going to be hard to maintain that rail position but it felt like they really quickened 450-500 from home and it was made a real dash. The on-pacers really helped.”

Getting back in trip: “She looks like she’s holding her condition. She probable peaked on her run fifty or 100 from the line but back to 1400 won’t matter.”

Race Photo (image courtesy of Michael McInally/Racing Queensland)