There was more good news for More Than Ready shortly after the Vinery champion topped Day 1 of the Adelaide Magic Millions.
His South African based colt Gimmethegreenlight warmed up for another G1 assignment with an easy warm-up win at Turffontein on Tuesday night.
Gimmethegreenlight (3c More Than Ready – Yes She Can Cancan by Canny Lad) started a 7/10 favourite in the Soccer 6 Conditions Plate (1400m) before strolling home by more than two lengths from a pair of Mick De Kock stablemates.
It was his first start at Turffontein in readiness for the G1 South African Classic (1800m) on March 31. “He won as he liked and was ultra impressive,” trainer Justin Snaith said. “He looks spot on for the Group 1 in a fortnight and, if all goes well, he will be the horse to beat.”
Gimmethegreenlight will all but seal Champion 3YO honours with a win in Jo’burg. The Cape Town colt won the G1 Queens Plate against all ages in January and then ran a cracking third to Horse of the Year Igugu in the G1 J&B Met.
Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud topped the Adelaide Magic Millions with a More Than Ready colt that made $135,000.
Raheen Stud’s close relation to Gimmethegreenlight appeared on Adelaide’s Top 10 leader-board. The Testa Rossa – La Goulue colt, who changed hands for $85,000, will be trained by Gary Portelli.
La Goulue is a half-sister to Gimmethegreenlight and last Saturday’s G3 Liverpool City Cup winner Ofcourseican.