Trainer Chris Munce is predicting that last start Doomben winner Boomsara will be at his peak for Saturday’s $2m Gold Coast Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast.
Boomsara proved far too good for his three year old rivals with an all the way four and a half lengths win in the Group 3 $200,000 Magic Millions Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) at Doomben on December 29 and Munce is expecting the Spirit Of Boom gelding to be even better this weekend.
“I think he will be right. He’s come a long way and he’s very fit now. I’ve targeted this race from the start and the Vo Rogue was more just a bonus than anything,” Munce told The Courier-Mail.
“He’s had a lot of work and he will go to the races very healthy.”
“The whole team is looking forward to the day. The staff have a sense of achievement in getting them there on Magic Millions day and they should be proud of their efforts.”
Boomsara is on the second line of betting at $3.60 with Ladbrokes.com.au for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas following the withdrawal of the highly rated Darren Weir trained Native Soldier who had to be sent to the paddock after suffering a leg injury while the Tony Gollan trained Outback Barbie is the $2.70 favourite despite finishing sixth in the Vo Rogue Plate, five and three quarter lengths behind Boomsara.
Native Soldier scored his fifth win with a decisive victory in the Listed $120,000 Ladbrokes Christmas Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Boxing Day and Weir is hoping that the Sepoy three year old will recover in time to be prepared for the 2019 Spring Carnival.
“He has wrenched a fetlock. There’s a bit of ligament damage,” Weir said.
“He’ll be out for a good break and best-case scenario he’ll be back for the spring.”
Early betting for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.70 Outback Barbie, $3.60 Boomsara, $10 Kapajack, $12 Bondi, $13 Jami Lady, Light Up The Room, $Master Ash, $17 The Fire Trap, $21 The Art Of The Bar, $26 Baller, Chess Star, Churning, Declares War, Granny Red Shoes, Legislation, Persuader, Plumaro, Sizzling Bell, Skyray, Snow Valley, Zizzis, $31 or better the rest.
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