By Gary Harley
The $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic has attracted a crackerjack field of juveniles to the Central Coast on Thursday. The second, third and fourth favourite for the Gold Coast Magic Millions next month are all heading to Wyong.
They are with their current Gold Coast price in brackets – Bondi ($8) Terminology ($8) and Jonker ($11).
In Thursdays Wyong Magic Millions Terminology went up at $2.80 immediately acceptances were declared.
The Newcastle colt Jonker was a $3 second favourite ahead of Bondi ($4.20) and the South Australian filly La Pomme De Pin ($9).
Jonker has blistering speed and he backed up a brilliant barrier trial win with an outstanding debut win in the recent Max Lees Classic at Newcastle.
Terminology has a huge rap on her following two recent barrier trial wins, the last by 10 lengths.
Bondi was runner up in the Breeders Plate and he was narrowly beaten in a recent Wyong trial.
La Pomme De Pin bolted in to win last month’s Ballarat Magic Millions.
The $100,000 Wyong Magic Millions 3 and 4 YO Stakes sees the clash of Hawkesbury Rowley Mile winner Arbeitsam and Single Bullet runner up in the Group 2 Roman Consul and Group 3 Red Anchor at Moonee Valley. Arbeitsam is a bold frontrunner who won three on the trot before a spell. Single Bullet was poleaxed first up at Rosehill.
RACE 1 MAINSTREAM TAXATION & ACCOUNTANCY MAIDEN 1350M
Aqua D’ivina has been runner up in her only two starts at Warwick Farm and Canterbury. She was only beaten half a length at Canterbury first up on November 17. The filly has drawn nicely and Corey Brown rides.
Auerbach went back to the trials after an inglorious performance at Gosford last start. He was a close third in his previous start at Hawkesbury and a big improvement is expected.
Devil’s Luck is on debut after an easy Rosehill trial win.
SELECTIONS: 2 AQUA D’IVINA 1 AUERBACH 3 DEVIL’S LUCK
RACE 2 BOBS ELIGIBLE YEARLINGS@GOLD COAST BENCHMARK 65 1600M
The Iron Maiden can be hard to catch but she can beat these if she produces her best after finishing last at Gosford on November 14. The mare stormed home from last to win at Cessnock on November 24.
Two weeks later the Iron Maiden only beat one home at Gosford before another last to first win on this track a week ago.
Mr Smart didn’t run the trip last start at Newcastle but two starts back he was narrowly beaten over the 1600m at Gosford.
Ghetto Boy failed at Coffs Harbour last Friday but his form before that run good.
SELECTIONS: 4 THE IRON MAIDEN 1 MR SMART 5 GHETTO BOY
RACE 3 TWIN LAKES AIR CONDITIONING MAIDEN 1000M
Consider It Done was a short priced favourite when placed at Geelong in August. The filly hasn’t raced since but trialled well enough at Rosehill three weeks back.
Sun Valley is on debut after two close up trials at Warwick Farm.
Polar Star is first up and could fill a place.
SELECTIONS: 6 CONSIDER IT DONE 8 SUN VALLEY 3 POLAR STAR
RACE 4 WYONG MAGIC MILLIONS 3 & 4 YO 1200M
Single Bullet was poleaxed first up so discount that run. He was placed in three Group & Listed races during September and October. The colt was runner up in the 2016 Wyong 2YO Magic Millions and he is well placed.
Arbeitsam won four of his last five during the winter and he is a bold front runner with good first up form.
Redouble has been in good form on metropolitan tracks.
SELECTIONS: 6 SINGLE BULLET 1 ARBEITSAM 2 REDOUBLE
RACE 5 DNR ELECTRICAL BENCHMARK 73 1350M
This is a very open race but Kopite should run well after she recaptured her best form to win easily at Taree last start. The mare was placed here three starts back and this is a winnable race.
He’s A Given wasn’t far off at Canterbury last start and he is a winner on this track.
Grammar School has been racing in strong fields.
SELECTIONS: 6 KOPITE 1 HE’S A GIVEN 4 GRAMMAR SCHOOL
RACE 6 WYONG MAGIC MILLIONS 2YO CLASSIC 1100M
The Newcastle colt Jonker is very quick and he toyed with his rivals in Newcastle’s Max Lees Classic. He posted near track record time and although this is a much stronger race Jonker cannot be underestimated.
Terminology comes to the races for the first time and she was very impressive in a recent barrier trial win.
Bondi was narrowly beaten in the Breeders Plate and he will be ready after a recent Wyong barrier trial.
The South Australian filly La Pomme De Pin blitzed her rivals when she led throughout to win the Ballarat Magic millions by 5 ½ length’s.
SELECTIONS: 1 JONKER 8 TERMINOLOGY 2 BONDI
RACE 7 C.I.A. CLASS 1 (1200M)
Goresbridge was narrowly beaten first up at Gosford two weeks ago and he will be hard to beat from the good gate. He has natural speed and he is a winner on this track.
Tswalu races well on this track and she won a Rosehill trial.
Excelamour is never far away.
SELECTIONS: 1 GORESBRIDGE 3 TSWALU 5 EXCELAMOUR