Stuart Kendrick eyes Magic Millions after Show No Shame’s win at Gold Coast
A FIRST-up win on the Gold Coast has put the Stuart Kendrick-trained Show No Shame in the frame for a Magic Millions 2YO Classic berth.
The two-year-old filly, ridden by Nathan Thomas, won the QTIS Two-Years-Old Handicap (900m) on Saturday after going into the race without the benefit of a barrier trial.
It was the first of two wins Kendrick and Thomas shared at the Gold Coast meeting. They backed it up with a victory by Heartford in the BenchMark 75 Handicap (1100m).
Kendrick bought Show No Shame, a daughter of Show A Heart, with the ambition to get her into the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on January 14.
The prizemoney from the win has put her on the path to competing at Australia’s richest race day.
The Sunshine Coast-based trainer said he would aim to take Show No Shame to Brisbane in a fortnight in a bid to win more prizemoney needed to qualify for next month’s race. “I’m very happy with the win first-up and she has shown some nice ability,” Kendrick said.
“She is not very big and just a slight filly but she has always shown a fair bit.
“She has always been very quick and has done everything we have asked of her.
“We will see how she comes through the run.
“If she holds up to it we will go one more run and try to qualify for the Magic Millions.”
Show No Shame is one of five horses Kendrick has nominated for the 2YO Classic. The others are Star Cugat, So Invincible, Play Thing and Lend Me a Tenner.
Kendrick also has Rare Occurrence, Lipsync, Gypsy Miss and Bold Heart nominated for the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m).
Heartford’s win took the four-year-old mare’s record to five wins from eight runs and she remains unbeaten on the Gold Coast from three races.
“She is a tough little mare and she seems to love it down the Coast,” Kendrick said.