The Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott and Blueblood Thoroughbreds racing team has its sights on landing the rich Magic Millions at Wyong on Wednesday.
Waterhouse boasts the best record in the Wyong Magic Millions races since the first running in 2003 and has a crack contenders for Wednesday’s race.
Unbeaten youngster Unite And Conquer will tackle the $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic over 1100m. Waterhouse won the Wyong 2YO Classic three times with Pulsator (2005), She’s Meaner (2007) and Bright Expectations (2009) before her starting her training partnership with Bott two years ago. The talented colt was a relative cheap purchase now at $80,000 in January on the Gold Coast by the astute Syndicator BlueBlood Thoroughbreds.
Adam Hyeronimus has been rewarded with the mount on Unite And Conquer. Melbourne jockey Stephen Baster rode Unite And Conquer when he made a winning debut in the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes over 1000m at Flemington on October 6 but Hyeronimus has been his rider in two Sydney trials.
Hyeronimus is excited about his Magic Millions prospects after his most recent trial win at Randwick on November 27.
“From the first time I rode him I said he was the two-year-old I wanted to be with and I’m thrilled to have kept the ride,” Hyeronimus said.
“I’ve done everything with the horse and he’s much stronger after the trip to Melbourne.”