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Capacity field for Wyong
Capacity field for Wyong
A full field of 19 - 14 starters plus five emergencies - has accepted for tomorrow’s Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Classic (RL, 1100m), a race that has been won by the likes of Farnan (Not A
Single Doubt), Capitalist (Written Tycoon) and Unencumbered (Testa Rossa). However, for trainer Mark Newnham, he faces a nervous wait to see if his first-starter Selhurst Park (Not A
Single Doubt) - listed as the fourth emergency - can sneak into the field. "He's a really nice Not A Single Doubt colt. He's just a natural. He hits the ground running and does everything right,"
Newnham said. "He's an ideal early two-yearold." Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott send out Swift Witness (Star Witness) in a bid to repeat their success last year with Farnan, while Ciaron Maher
and David Eustace - who have had extraordinary early-season success with their juveniles - will saddle up first starter Snide (Exceed And Excel).
Whilst local trainer Damien Lane Damien Lane is set to launch a two-pronged assault in the shape of Snowdrop (Capitalist) and
Impact Star (Star Turn). Snowdrop was second to Sliders (Street Boss) in the Max Lees Classic (900m) at Newcastle on November 14 on debut after Jason Collett dropped his whip in the final
stages, while Lane said Impact Star also had a hard-luck story at his first start when he was narrowly beaten at Canberra. "It’s been a longrange plan to get them both into this race and
thankfully it’s paid off,” Lane said. “They both galloped between races at Wyong last Thursday and I couldn’t be happier with them. I wouldn’t swap them for anything else that’s for sure." A
classy field of 14 two-year-olds will line up and while Lane acknowledges his duo face a tough task, he believes the pair are capable of holding their own. "She’s a very speedy filly and will
probably lead from the soft draw (1)," he said "Rachel (King) rode her in the gallop the other day and was very happy with her.” Regarding the chances of Impact Star he said: “He’s a great natured, really big, strong horse and I think he will be better over the 1400metres. He has got natural ability and with the good barrier (2) should be able to put himself into the race.”
The equivalent race for the three- and four-year olds features Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (RL, 1400m) winner Eleven Eleven (Fastnet Rock), returning Black Opal Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) winner
Barbaric (I Am Invincible) and last year’s Golden Rose Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) fourth Yao Dash (Smart Missile).