Trainer Noel Doyle celebrated the New Year in style when Biggles scored a decisive victory in the LR Goldmarket Hcp (1300m) at the Gold Coast.
Doyle had already won Goldmarkets with Beau Zephyr (1988) and Atlantic Crossing (1995) and was thrilled with the latest result. “I was thinking about going to the Bernborough Hcp or even taking him to Sydney for the Villiers but decided it was too risky,” Doyle explained. “I’m pretty sure he would have suffered from burn-out before the Magic Millions.”
Biggles (4g Jet Spur – Be Faithful by Last Tycoon) made $160,000 at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions and Doyle had to outbid Paul Messara and Chris Waller to get him for that price. He has since earned over $361,000.
“He’s typical of the Jet Spurs and I think he’s a genuine contender for the Magic Millions Cup here on Saturday week,” Doyle predicted. “I’m not sure whether he’s up to a Group 1 at the Brisbane winter carnival but I would love to be proven wrong.”
Jet Spur (Flying Spur) is based at Glenlogan Park and Biggles is one of 7 winners out of Be Faithful who is from the immediate family of Australian based sires Spinning World, Denon and Good Journey.
Jet Spur is also the sire of leading Magic Millions 3YO Guineas candidate Heza Jetsetter. He had won three from four at Eagle Farm before finishing third in the G3 Vo Rogue Plate at Doomben last Saturday.
Warming up for the Magic Millions Cup