The Wolf’s best bet smashed his rivals in the Phelan Ready Stakes and only has to overcome the awkward draw to salute in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
Gold Coast Thoroughbred Bet (4:55pm)
Ef Troop (Race 8, No.2) demolished his rivals last start in the Listed Phelan Ready Stakes and The Wolf is predicting a similar performance from him here.
He flew out to lead that day at Doomben and ended up winning by over five lengths in a very impressive manner.
He’s drawn wide here which appears a concern, but this son of Spirit Of Boom has all the gate speed necessary to be able to cross, lead and prove very hard to catch just as Houtzen did last year from the wide draw.
Richard Of Yorke (Race 3, No.2) cost himself the race last start by laying in throughout the race and had he not done that he arguably would have won.
Upon straightening for home he continued to shift to the inside whereby the rider Tye Angland had difficulty straightening him, however after improving and switching to the right hand the gelding made improvement on the leader Cordero and nearly could have won.
Mathew Cahill makes the trek up from Southern New South Wales which is a significant booking; as his last two rides for Chris Waller have produced one win and one placing, the win coming in the Group 3 Summer Cup aboard Montauk.
The key booking of Cahill indicates to The Wolf that Richard Of Yorke is ready to win and he is confident that he’ll be turning the tables on Cordero.