The Toby and Trent Edmonds training partnership is set to have one and possibly two runners in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and also has its eye on another Queensland juvenile feature this month.
The stable was in great form on Saturday, with Queen Kay, and Smart ‘N’ Sexy running the quinella in the Gold Pearl (fillies) and Wisdom of Water winning with The Drinks Cart third in the Gold Nugget (colts and geldings.)
Wisdom of Water is now into $10 for Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic after ensuring a start with his win.
The $70,000 son of Headwater, Wisdom Of Water was always regarded as the Edmonds stable’s top two-year-old but has had a roller coaster ride to get to the Magic Millions Classic.
After trialling brilliantly he was well beaten on his race debut at Eagle Farm when the track proved too hard.
“He had three weeks off after Eagle Farm and he was on a thin time line to get him here,” Toby Edmonds said.
Edmonds said on Sunday Wisdom Of Water had come through the race in great order.
Smart ‘N’ Sexy will be at least an emergency for the Millions and Edmonds is hoping she will get a start.
“We have blinkers up our sleeve with her and if she gets a run she will be a chance in the Millions,” he said.
Edmonds said blinkers would help the filly’s tendency to be slow to jump from the barriers.
Queen Kay is not a Millions horse and Edmonds is looking at the Sunshine Coast Classic on January 25.
The Drinks Cart has little hope of getting a Millions run and he will also probably head to the Sunshine Coast.
The Classic carries $125,000 prize money but also has several additional bonus payments attached.
Edmonds trained Houtzen to win the 2017 Magic Millions Classic.
The mare was taken to England where she had three runs mid-year with her best performance second to Battaash in the Group Two King George at Goodwood in August.
She is now in Kentucky where she is expected to be served by Curlin.