View the field for the 2017 Magic Millions QTIS. The Magic Millions QTIS will be run on Saturday 14th January at Gold Coast racecourse.
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|1||MISS COVER GIRL||Kelly Schweida||Damian Browne||17||59.5kg|
|2||JUMBO PRINCE||Michael Nolan||Blake Shinn||14||58.5kg|
|3||STEEL ZIP||Pat Duff||Nathan Day||18||58.5kg|
|5||MADOTTI||Matthew Dunn||Tye Angland||5||54kg|
|6||IN HIS STRIDE||Rex Lipp||Tim Clark||15||54kg|
|7||SIEGFRIED||Toby Edmonds||Jeff Lloyd||6||54kg|
|8||GLENDARA||Barry Baldwin||Larry Cassidy||10||54kg|
|9||SECRET TRAIL||Peter & Paul Snowden||9||54kg|
|10||ABU BEN ADAM||Pat Duff||Ms Skye Bogenhuber||16||54kg|
|11||MISTER BOOZE||David Murphy||13||54kg|
|12||POWERFUL SAGA||Helen Page||Daniel Griffin||19||54kg|
|14||RISING LUCK||Trevor Thomas||1||54kg|
|15||SHOTACROSS THE BOW||David Murphy||12||54kg|
|16||MY GIRL HAYLEY||Tony Gollan||Brenton Avdulla||2||54kg|
|17e||OUR STORY||Billy & Dale Healey||7||54kg|
|18e||SOCIAL VAMPIRE||Helen Page||3||54kg|
|19e||POWERFUL FLASH||Helen Page||11||54kg|
As Gerald Ryan continues his search for the next Snitzel on the Gold Coast, The Pharoah has enhanced the reputation of the champion sire he once trained.
While Ryan is in Queensland for the Magic Millions race day and yearling sale, three-year-old colt The Pharoah opened his winning account in a maiden over 1250m at Canterbury on Wednesday.
Ryan and the sire’s former part-owner Damion Flower last year bought sale-topping Snitzel colt Chauffeur on the Gold Coast and he is set to run in Saturday’s $2 million 2YO Classic.
Sent out the $3.60 favourite, The Pharoah held off a late challenge from Dream I Can ($12) with Taciturn ($11) finishing third.
Owner-breeder Ottavio Galleta has also had success with Snitzel’s progeny having raced The Pharoah’s half-brother Malavio who was a multiple stakes winner.
Jockey Kerrin McEvoy said the colt’s runner-up finish on debut behind Ebenos at Warwick Farm on December 21 stacked up well for the race.
“My horse was sort of stargazing around a little bit in front but once he got challenged he went again,” McEvoy said.
“Once he really switches on I think there’s more to come and I think he’s open to enjoying a little bit further as well.”
The Pharoah brought up an early double for Ryan and McEvoy after they combined to win the first race with three-year-old colt Harper’s Choice.