Magic win for Dunn

31 December 2017 21:23:00 GMTPlus11

Care To Think has booked a place in the Magic Millions Cup when striking late to win at Doomben on Saturday afternoon.

Trained by Matt Dunn, Care To Think had to win the $150,000 Buffer Quality (1350m) to make the $1million feature on 13th January, and did just that.

He defied the bias to win at Doomben at his previous start and he did it again today.

Matt Dunn

Care To Think only cost $16,000 at the Magic Millions June Sales, but showed his quality when he came home late to beat last year's winner Most Important by 1 1/4 lengths with a short head to Trubia in third.

"He was paid up for the Magic Millions but we didn't have enough prize money to get into the field. He had to get a wild card which means he is exempt from the ballot for the Cup," Dunn said.

"I have always had a big opinion of him. He defied the bias to win at Doomben at his previous start and he did it again today."

Care to Think ran a fast 1.81.82 seconds for the win and Dunn is already looking at next year's winter carnival with him.

Winning jockey Jeff Lloyd was also very impressed with the win because things did not go his way and he had to work hard to get the win.

"I tried to push Trubia out of the way but that didn't work and I had to try something else," Lloyd said.

Despite finishing second, Most Important is also likely to press on to the Magic Millions Cup to finish his summer.

Jonker is 4.50 on a win and each way bet to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic in January with Ef Troop 5.00 and Bondi priced at 17.00.

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