Sydney trainer John Sargent has pulled off a hit and run mission at Ballarat to win the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic.
Sargent brought bargain buy two-year-old Readily Availabull to Ballarat to make his racing debut after trialling well in Sydney.
“I went to the Ballarat Cup meeting a couple of years ago and I saw this race and thought that I’d like to find a horse and train it up to win it. When he worked well during the week I thought that this would be a good chance to do it.
“I thought he’d go well.
“I bought him for $25,000 at the Tasmanian sales and he’s a nice, correct, nippy type. He’s done everything we’ve needed him to do so far.
“This race had good prizemoney which gets him into the Magic Millions big race. He’ll come back now and spend a week in the paddock. I might take him to the Wyong Magic Millions race or head straight to Queensland.” Sargent said.
Readily Availabull was sent out as an $8.00 chance in betting with Sportsbet with the well backed favourite Butter Blonde finishing at the rear of the field.
Sargent will now plan out a roar to the 2021 Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast on the 16th January.