Star Victorian hoop Craig Williams will make an necessary hit-and-run mission to Canterbury on Wednesday in a bid to assist gifted filly Queen Of Dragons earn a crack on the $2m Inglis Millennium.
Williams will journey from Melbourne for one trip the place he’ll associate Peter and Paul Snowden’s filly within the Drinkwise 2YO Maiden Plate (1200m).
Sydney rider Tommy Berry had initially been booked to pilot Queen Of Dragons however final Friday stood himself down as he awaits his attraction for a one-year ban.
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Williams acquired the late name up after beforehand working with connections, Trilogy Racing.
“It left us in a little bit little bit of limbo so far as a rider goes that near race day and after talking to Craig and his administration, he was capable of take up the chance,” Paul Snowden stated.
“The Inglis Millennium would be the first port of name with this filly however she has to win first.
“If she wins, she’s going to most likely go to that race but when she doesn’t then we’ll wait and see.”
Queen Of Dragons is by Pierro out of Entrancing, which makes her a sister to the Snowdens’ Group 2 Percy Sykes Stakes successful filly Paris Dior.
Paris Dior additionally completed a runner as much as Xtravagant Star in final 12 months’s Inglis Millennium at simply her second race begin.
A win on Wednesday would see Queen Of Dragons take her place within the profitable Millennium subject on February 11 at Randwick.
The promising filly completed fourth on debut behind Pink Resistance in a two-year-old handicap at Rosehill on January 14 and may reap the advantages from that race day expertise.
“She was a little bit bit timid in amongst different runners,” Snowden stated.
“Put underneath race day situations, she was simply acquired caught in weak spots in sure phases that price her.
“She was nonetheless sturdy on the road however raced a bit new.
“When she acquired going the final little bit, the race was throughout but it surely’s turned out to be not a foul kind race.”
The shape round Queen Of Dragons has been franked with race winner Pink Resistance claiming final Saturday’s Group 3 Canonbury Stakes whereas runner up Metal Metropolis was second within the Group 3 Widden Stakes.
Queen Of Dragons is a $3.90 second elect with TAB for Wednesday’s affair with solely The Little Pumper ($2.10 fav) above him in betting.
The Snowdens look to have a terrific likelihood of claiming a successful double on the afternoon with Recreation Principle within the TAB Benchmark 72 Handicap (1250m).
The So You Suppose gelding has completed runner up in three of his 5 runs this preparation and was final seen coming a slender second to Per Inaway within the Malcolm Cusick Stakes (1200m) at Gosford on December 28.
“He has had a little bit little bit of a freshen,” Snowden stated.
“It’s simply been luck in operating stuff with him.
“If he jumps and will get a sort sufficient lead, he has acquired end on him should you maintain him as much as end that method.
“With a small subject, he’s an on velocity runner and if he occurred to dictate that may be good
“James McDonald will definitely give him each likelihood hopefully.”
Recreation Principle has been $3 into $2.80 favorite to shade Dynamic Affect ($3.90) and Tawfiq Lass ($4.20).
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Coach Ron Quinton believes enhancing galloper Magnificence Campaign has laid down the foundations to be in the fitting within the combine to breakthrough in Wednesday’s Furphy Maiden Handicap (1580m) at Canterbury.
The son of Invader, a former $375,000 yearling purchase, has solely had two begins thus far however improved from one run to the subsequent and can look to take one other step ahead at his first have a look at the mile.
Magnificence Campaign completed fourth on debut over 1350m at Wyong earlier than operating a pleasant third over 1400m at Randwick final begin on Boxing Day.
“His kind has been fairly good,” Quinton stated.
“He’s solely a lightly-raced horse however his runs have been very sound. His run was good at Randwick within the 1400m so it doesn’t appear to be a foul race for him so I’d anticipate him to run effectively.
“Hopefully he can get the cash.”
Magnificence Campaign has drifted from $3.50 to $3.80 in TAB betting however maintained outright favouritism for his third-up task.
Quinton will depend on the help of a former star pupil Andrew Adkins to assist Magnificence Campaign and fellow lightly-raced three-year Drialle break their maidens.
When becoming a member of forces the trainer-jockey have mixed for 41 winners, which is essentially the most wins Adkins has for any steady and consists of his maiden Group 1 victor on Daysee Doom within the 2018 Coolmore Traditional.
Adkins is ready to have a larger problem aboard Drialle, which has drawn a contact awkwardly in barrier 9 for the Schweppes 3YO Maiden Handicap (1250m).
The Shalaa colt is the $71 outsider of the sector after he was final seen ending three and a half lengths away in third behind Citzenship at this observe and journey on January 20.
“He had a run there just a few weeks in the past and ran credibly so he’ll go round once more,” Quinton stated.
“It might be a stronger race however we’ll simply must see what occurs there.”
Quinton additionally has Good Little Miss within the Exceedance’s First Yearlings Benchmark 64 Handicap (1250m) however will weigh up whether or not to run the final begin winner at Gosford 24 hours later.
Good Little Miss has drawn barrier one in Thursday’s Rock @ The Race 18th March Fillies and Mares Benchmark 64 Handicap.
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