Guineas Goal For Top Tassie Filly

Top Tassie filly Mystic Journey will target the Australian Guineas after a dominant win in today’s Listed Magic Millions Thomas Lyons Stakes at Elwick.

Prepared by Adam Trinder and already a Group 2 winner in the spring, the filly took on the older horses in today’s weight for age feature in Hobart and gave them a start and a beating.

mystic journey wins the thomas lyons stakes
Mystic Journey wins the Thomas Lyons Stakes Picture: Tas Racing

Turning at the tail, jockey Anthony Darmanin angled to the outside rail and surged clear for a dominant win over main rival Hellova Street. Chamois Road held third.

“She was fantastic. He only gave her one encouraging stripe behind the saddle getting to the line and she already had the race under control by then,” Trinder said. “Every time she runs she runs better than the previous time.”


The filly , an $11,000 Magic Millions purchase, has won eight of 11 runs including the Group 2 Aquis Farm Fillies Classic at Moonee Valley last spring.

She will now return to Victoria for the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington in three weeks time.

‘Three weeks between runs is perfect for her and out to the mile,” Trinder said. Each run she settles a little bit more early and she’s really going to appreciate Flemington at the mile with the nice long straight.”

“She will take improvement out of today’s race and be spot on for the Guineas.”

mystic journey at elwick
Mystic Journey at Elwick Picture: Tas Racing

Winning rider Darmanin, who has been aboard throughout her career, agrees the filly is now looking for the mile.

“I thought she’d be more brilliant over the 1400m but she was chasing a long way out and i had to go around the entire field,” Darmanin said. “I think the mile will be perfect for her now.”

While Trinder said he will go easy on the filly in the next few weeks as she heads towards the Guineas, TasRacing will be going hard to encourage Tasmanians to vote for both Mystic Journey and runner up Hellova Street in the All Star Mile at Flemington two weeks after the Guineas.

The $5 million All Star Mile, with the majority of the field made up by public voting, sees Mystic Journey currently ranked 15th and Hellova Street ranked 19th with the star filly well fancied to take her place in the race.


Racing and Sports

Hobart

Sunday, 10th February 2019

5
14:55
(local)

Magic Millions Thomas Lyons (LR)

Type: OPEN
AUD $100,000
1400m TURF SOFT
5
14:55
(local)
AUD $100,000
1400m SOFT

Laurels Function Centre Mdn

Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 7. MYSTIC JOURNEY (AUS) 3yo F
NEEDS FURTHER (AUS) - WHITE GOLD (NZ)
ANTHONY DARMANIN
ADAM TRINDER
$1.53
53.5kg
W G Roser

Sales Information

2nd 1. HELLOVA STREET (AUS) 8yo G
HELIKE (USA) - BUTTER STREET (AUS)
JASON MASKIELL
SCOTT BRUNTON
$3.00
59.0kg
L A Lamont, A J Virieux, S C Saltmarsh, Mrs M J Lamont & L C Virieux
3rd 2. CHAMOIS ROAD (AUS) 6yo G
CHOISIR (AUS) - ALPINE CLUB (SAF)
MICHAEL DEE
PATRICK PAYNE
$9.00
59.0kg
Price Bloodstock Management Ltd (Mgr: Ms J G Chapman)

Sales Information

4th 5. BLAZE FORTH (AUS) 6yo G
COURT COMMAND (AUS) - CERTAIN BLAZE (AUS)
JAMES P INNES
JOHN BLACKER
$81.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

5th 3. I'M WESLEY (AUS) 6yo G
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - DANIELA (AUS)
BRENDON MCCOULL
GLENN STEVENSON
$17.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

6th 4. LORD DA VINCI (AUS) 8yo G
LONHRO (AUS) - SADLERS BRIGG (NZ)
SIGRID M CARR
SCOTT BRUNTON
$41.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

7th 6. WEEKEND WHISKY (AUS) 5yo G
MATSQUI (AUS) - SUMMER RULE (AUS)
TROY BAKER
ROYSTON CARR
$101.00
59.0kg
Jason Hickson
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