Trainer Toby Edmonds is already looking ahead to the Magic Millions after recent wins by his new recruit Prompt Return at the Gold Coast and Doomben.
Prompt Return (4g Beneteau – Prompt by Exceed and Excel) had won a Group 3 in Melbourne before a lean spell in Sydney led to his transfer to the Gold Coast earlier this year. “He’s got plenty of ability and has come back nicely,” Edmonds said. “If he continues to improve, we might look at the Magic Millions Sprint in January.”
Blue Sky Bloodstock’s Julian Blaxland bought him for $60,000 out of the Newgate Farm draft at the 2014 Gold Coast Magic Millions and he paid that back immediately in the $150,000 Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington.
The rejuvenated sprinter’s wins coincided with two new arrivals in the Hunter Valley. Prompt Return’s dam Prompt and his older half-sister Diamond Glow (Bel Esprit) have just foaled colts by Dissident at Newgate Farm.
Prompt Return’s double book-ended another win for Edmonds and Blue Sky Bloodstock with I’ll Take The Jag (NZ) at the Gold Coast. The High Chaparral gelding is from a half-sister to Group 1 winner Bentley Biscuit and is raced in partnership by Just Fun Racing’s Darren Halpin.
Blaxland bought him from Blandford Lodge at the 2014 Inglis Easter Sale in association with Paul Messara and, after wins at Canterbury and Warwick Farm, was sent north in April. Edmonds will start stepping him up in distance after that second-up victory over 1200m.