Magic Millions graduates swept the three feature races at the Ipswich Cup day meeting with Peron, Anagold and Conservatorium.
PERON (Husson) completed a family double when cruising to victory in the LR Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m). She followed in the hoof-prints of older half sister Gai’s Choice who scored an impressive come from behind win in the same race last year.
Peron was purchased by Connolly Bloodstock on behalf of Patinack Farm for $80,000 from the Widden Stud draft at the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
Peron will be now given a chance to emulate former stablemate Pear Tart in the G1 Tattersall’s Tiara on June 22. “She’s a very good filly and very adaptable,” winning rider Michael Cahill said. “She will be a big chance next week given a firm track.”
ANAGOLD scored a breakthrough stakes success with an upset win in the LR Ipswich Cup (2150m). She edged out Kiwi raider High Kin to win by a head courtesy of a clever rails hugging ride from Tony Pattillo.
The Anabaa mare complemented a winning treble at the Gold Coast for trainer Bryan Guy. “I saw them starting to pan out and I didn’t want to get caught out wide so I cut back to the inside,” Pattillo said. “She was handling the track beautifully and took advantage of the run.”
A $25,000 purchase from Eureka Stud at the Gold Coast Magic Millions July Sale, Anagold descends from the G1 Brisbane Cup winner Barbut Delcia.
CONSERVATORIUM wrapped up a Magic Millions treble with a deserved big race win in the LR Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich on Saturday.
The win was a welcome reward for connections after a heart-breaking defeat in the BTC Cup. That nose defeat last start meant he failed to make the field for the Stradbroke Handicap, a race which trainer Gary Kennewell would have suited his stable star.
“Everyone thought he’d won that day but we were happy to carry on,” Kennewell said. “It’s nice to win this race. It was his grand final and he did the job.”
Conservatorium will aim for the Healy Stakes at Eagle Farm or the Glasshouse Hcp at the Sunshine Coast. The G1 Winterbottom Stakes in Perth in November is also on the radar. “We’ve got a free ticket to run in the Winterbottom and he will probably have one lead-up run in Melbourne beforehand,” Kennewell said. “He started off a bit weedy but has really strengthened up in the past 12 months and turned into a really nice horse.”
A son of Royal Academy, Conservatorium made $50,000 at the 2009 Gold Coast Magic Millions and has now earned over $492,000. He is one of four winners for 100% winner producer Belong to Madam – a stakes performed daughter of Belong to Me.