Sunlight set for Magic Millions

02 January 2018 22:01:27 GMTPlus11

Trainer Tony McEvoy says his classy filly Sunlight is 99 percent certain to run in the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

Sunlight will have one last run in the Follow Aquis Farm on Twitter 2YO Handicap (1100m) on the Gold Coast on Saturday despite already having earned enough prize money to qualify for the rich Magic Millions Classic.

I had already factored this into her program, and unless something changes dramatically she will be running on Saturday.

Tony McEvoy

That is not good news for those Magic Millions candidates, including Terminology, Boom Girl, Dram Of Delago, Paquirri, Sugar Sizzle and Mishani Phantom, who need to win Saturday's race to make it into the field.

Even so, McEvoy is not concerned with any of that and is not about to change his plans.

"I am flying to Brisbane today (Tuesday) and I will have a good look at her, but at this stage she is 99 percent certain to run on Saturday," McEvoy said. "I know her well and to me, after her last run, she just didn't look fit to me.

"You have got to be fit to win the Magic Millions and I would have had to gallop her far too hard if she wasn't going to race again, and I didn't want to do that.

"I had already factored this into her program, and unless something changes dramatically she will be running on Saturday.

"There will be a few rivals on Saturday probably hoping she doesn't run, but I don't worry about that and I just do what I think is best for my horse."

Sunlight is 4.20 on a win and each way bet to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic with Jonker 4.50 and Bondi priced at 17.00.

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