Millions more for Magic race day

Photo by U. J. Alexander

The spotlight turns to the Gold Coast tomorrow with the main interest in the Magic Millions Two Year-old Classic.

The Magic Millions concept continues to succeed and a prize money boost is already announced for next year.

There will be eight races worth $1 million or more on the main day from 2023.

Unbeaten filly Coolangatta is a short priced favourite for tomorrow’s Classic.

Main danger is Russian Conquest.

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Ho Ho Khan was a popular winner at Caulfield.

The former Hong Kong seven year-old was a Coming Winner selection after a third in the Wodonga Cup (1590m) at his first start here.

He carried 61kg at Wodonga and conceded 7kg to all other runners.

Ho Ho Khan ($14) settled last in Saturday’s Benchmark 1000 (2000m) before sweeping around the field to defeat Dark Dream by 1sfr3/4 lengths with Holbein third.

He won five races in Hong King up to 2400m.

Jordan Childs rode the winner for Ballarat trainer Mitchell Freedman.

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Logan McNeil who had his first Flemington win on New Year’s Day was in the winner’s stall again at Caulfield.

He claimed the fillies and mares’ Benchmark 70 (1100m) on Vespertine trained by Graeme Begg.

Vespertine ($5) came from last at the 400m to beat Comica by a long neck.

Comica had not raced since a fourth at Flemington in July and should be a winner this campaign.

The mare has had only six starts for wins at Pakenham and Sandown.

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Follow – Jewellery: Second in strong two year-old race at Caulfield (1000m) at her first start; better suited at 1100m and 1200m.

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Coming Winners: Comica resumed with Caulfield second.

Evening Glory was another to impress with second when resuming.

Duchy Of Savoy, fourth in Blue Diamond Preview at first start 12 months ago was dominant in Sandown Maiden.