Criquette out of Magic Millions
Boom filly Criquette is out of the Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast in January with a leg injury.
Trainer Kelso Wood has sent Criquette to the spelling paddock and will reassess her future in three months.
“She hurt her leg and will need to spell for a few months before we reassess her again,” Wood said.
Criquette lived up to her big pre-race wraps leading all the way to score an easy win on debut at Doomben on October 10.
The daughter of I Am Invincible never looked in danger of defeat increasing her lead over the concluding stages to win in a canter.
A $240,000 buy, Criquette was also eligible for the Magic Millions Racing Women’s bonus.
She is raced in a syndicate of five women including Jenny Morgan and Dian Devine, wives of prominent owners Neville Morgan and David Devine.
Criquette’s win revived memories of Wood’s former outstanding juvenile Sizzling who won his debut at the corresponding meeting at Eagle Farm in 2011.
Sizzling went on to finish fourth in the 2012 Magic Millions Classic won by Driefontein before taking out the Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes and Group 1 T J Smith at Eagle Farm during the 2012 Brisbane winter carnival.
Wood won the Magic Millions with Real Surreal in 2013 after losing the race on protest when Prince Regent was first past the post in 1988.
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