Unbeaten filly Kiss The Breeze will head into the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic at Pinjarra in hot form, after a strong win in the TABtouch Plate (1100m) at Ascot this afternoon.
The Star Witness filly drifted to $2 late in betting, but her class prevailed in the closing stages, holding off spirited challenges from Princess Pierro and Zip Zam Zoom.
Trainer Adam Durrant said he was a little concerned at how close the filly settled in the run, but was confident she had the class to prevail.
“She might have had to be one spot back to be real comfortable,” he said.
“She was exposed on straightening to get run down, but she hung on.
“Trevor’s horse (Princess Pierro) got held up and made a run late, but she was holding it.”
Durrant confirmed Kiss The Breeze would contest the $250,000 Magic Millions in a fortnight, ahead of a possible tilt at the Karrakatta Plate in April.
Princess Pierro and Ngawi will get a chance to turn the tables on Kiss The Breeze in the Magic Millions.
It was also a welcome result for the Electra Bloodstock syndicate, after the first of their two runners on the day Rebow was beaten as a $1.80 favourite in the Vale Dennis Williams Maiden.
Meanwhile, Gee Boss could be headed back to Pinjarra on Magic Millions day, after he won the Kirin Megumi Handicap (1100m).
The gelding had little luck last start when he was beaten one-and-a-half lengths by Yeah Dardy at Pinjarra down the 1000m straight, but trainer Michael Lane said he would not be afraid to have another shot at the course.
“He will go to Albany for the Fitzpatrick Plate in two weeks or there’s another 1000 down the straight,” he said.
“We will have a think about it, but the mare (Top Of The Class) might go to the Fitzpatrick Plate, we don’t want to clash again.”
Top Of The Class finished eighth behind the stablemate, but ran the quickest last 600m of the race in a time of 34.23 seconds.