|Leading Melbourne trainer David Hall is hopeful his
recent Flemington winner Czar of Prussia can make his way into the field for the Magic
Millions 2YO Classic on the Gold Coast next month.
Czar of Prussia is currently on "stand by" to head north to
Queensland if he can force his way into the final field for the million dollar race which
will be run on January 14.
Hall said yesterday that not all would be lost if the colt
can't squeeze his way into the Queensland line-up.
"There's always the option to head to Adelaide,"
Hall said after the win of Delirious in yesterday's listed Lord Stakes at Caulfield.
"Adelaide may even just suit him a little better as its
not quite so soon and he would be nearly already assured of getting a start over
there," Hall added.
Having his first ever start Czar of Prussia showed plenty of
fight to win at Flemington last Sunday by a length and a half after starting favourite.
The Belong to Me colt was highly fancied by punters and
bookmakers alike after an impressive trial win at Ballarat nine days earlier.
Hall was hopeful his youngster would make the field, but
yesterday was unsure in his Super VOBIS earnings would be taken into account.
"I have to get things verified with Magic Millions, but
if his VOBIS earnings were taken away he would slip down the list a little," Hall
Any prizemoney earned through bonus schemes like Super VOBIS
in Victoria, QRIS in Queensland and SABIS in South Australia is deducted when determining
the final field in all Magic Millions races.
More will be known following this weekend's racing when a
number of gallopers currently ranked under Czar of Prussia race in either New South Wales