La Pomme De Pin to target Magic Millions Classic

Fresh from his first Group One win, Adelaide trainer Lloyd Kennewell has his sights on more riches at the Gold Coast.

Viddora gave the trainer his first elite victory in Saturday’s $1 million Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth and will now head to the Magic Millions meeting in January.

She will run in either the Sprint (1200m), in which she was second earlier this year, or the Fillies and Mares (1300m) with both races worth $1 million.

But a tilt at an even bigger prize awaits stablemate La Pomme De Pin, a dominant winner of the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic at Ballarat last month.

The filly made a one-act affair of the $200,000 race, leading all the way over the 1000m to win by 5-1/2-lengths.

Another Magic Millions sales-restricted race in NSW is next on her agenda ahead of a planned tilt at the $2 million Magic Millions Classic (1200m) on January 13.

Kennewell gave the filly a few easy days after the Ballarat win.

“She had three or four days of R and R at the farm and I’m really happy with how she has come through that,” Kennewell said.

“She’ll head to Wyong for her next run.

“In the next seven to 10 days she’ll have a nice hit-out and hopefully she’s all systems go to get to Wyong and then she’ll head to the Gold Coast from there.”

The $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions Classic (1100m) is on December 21 and Kennewell believes the race will suit the speedy filly.

“Everything seems to be going really well for her so we’ve just got to hope that she can keep ticking the boxes along the way,” he said.

“And if she shows signs she’s had enough she’ll head to the farm for a spell instead of going everywhere she’s got to go.”

Karuta Queen (2010), Unencumbered (2013) and Capitalist (2015) all won the Wyong race on the way to winning the Magic Millions Classic.

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