The build up to this month’s $200,000 Magic Millions Ballarat 2YO Clockwise Classic continued on Tuesday afternoon with a jump out held at the Ballarat Racecourse.
Five youngsters competed in the 800m heat and all were given the green light by stewards to contest Victoria’s most unique race on November 22.
The Patrick Payne trained Atalanta Miss, with Jordan Childs in the saddle, edged out Mick Price’s Eclat to win the heat narrowly.
Atalanta Miss, a daughter of Not a Single Doubt, is a Prime Thoroughbreds syndication who finished solidly to win her only run at Morphettville on October 4.
Eclat (Beneteau) looked to possess above average ability with a solid effort to finish less than a head behind Atalanta Miss.
Tuesday’s heat was the second held for local youngsters to qualify for the Clockwise Classic. The other heat saw Prompt Return lead home Old Trieste – they then stepped out to quinella last Saturday’s Group Three Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington.
Connections are reminded that entries for the Clockwise Classic, along with the $100,000 Magic Millions Ballarat 3YO Classic, close 12 noon (AEDT)on Monday, November 17. Both races are restricted to horses offered at Magic Millions Yearling Sales which are nominated to the Race Series. 2YOs which have raced or trialled in the clockwise direction in NSW or QLD are not required to jump out at Ballarat to nominate for the Clockwise Classic.
Trainers have the opportunity to win big on November 22. Should any trainer win both Magic Millions features at Ballarat they will scoop a $12,500 Trainers Bonus – comprising a $5,000 Hygain Feed Voucher, complimentary VOBIS Gold and Magic Millions Race Series Nominations and a trip to the 2015 Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Trainers and owners are also reminded of important upcoming deadlines for the $4.7m Jeep Magic Millions Raceday on the Gold Coast on Saturday 10 January 2015.
$2M Jeep Magic Millions 2YO Classic and $1M Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas
First entries close 1pm (AEDT), Friday 5 December 2014)
Late entries close 12 noon (AEDT), Wednesday 31 December 2014 ($275 inc GST per late entry)
Acceptances close 1pm (AEDT), Monday 5 January 2015
All other six races on the program
First entries close 12 noon (AEDT), Wednesday 31 December 2014
Late entries close 10am (AEDT), Monday 5 January 2015 ($275 inc GST per late entry)
Acceptances close 10am (AEDT), Wednesday 7 January 2015
For eligibility or general questions in regards to the Magic Millions Race Series please contact Cassandra Simmonds on (07) 5504 1220 or email [email protected].