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Magic Millions Directors John Singleton will be represented in the $1 million Conrad
Jupiter's 2YO Classic on the Gold Coast after Sunday Joy scored her first win in the
listed Tommy Smith Slipper (1200m) at Doomben yesterday.
A $1 million purchase at January's sale on the Gold Coast, the exceptionally
bred filly is the first Australian runner for Sunday Silence, and is from the Group One
winner Joie Denise.
Settling back last early in the field of four, Michael Cahill
was able to commence his move just before the home turn and not long after it was clearly
evident that her maiden status was about to disappear in great style.
On the line the filly drew away to win by three parts of a
length from the previously unbeaten Bill Mitchell trained Sir Breakfast. The winner's
stablemate Obsession was another length and three quarters away in third.
The Peter Blackwell trained rank outsider Sure to Roar picked
up $4,000 for running a long last.
The race was looking to be a real highlight with the boom
local filly Calaway Gal set to go head to head with the star local gelding and visiting
However, trainer Bruce Brown's dreams were suddenly shattered
when the filly was a late scratching after injury herself in the lead up to the race.
The race was robbed of another runner when Bill Mitchell
decided to send his exciting youngster Horrocks (seond to Calaway Gal last start after a
super debut win) to Gold Coast where he subsequently scored an effortless win.
All three placegetters in the Tommy Smith Slipper are headed
to the Gold Coast feature event, as is Horrocks who cemented his place with his triumph on
Singleton will now be represented with winning chances in
both feature events on the Gold Coast in two weeks time.
Ha Ha, who had little luck when running a handy first up
third to the crack galloper Magic Albert yesterday in Sydney, will run in the associated
race for three-year-olds.