Magic Millions winner Houtzen preparing for $10 million The Everest at Randwick
Houtzen does it easily to win at Eagle Farm. Photo: Grant Peters, Trackside Photography.
Star Gold Coast filly Houtzen is ticking over nicely as she prepares for what could be the biggest payday of her career in the $10 million The Everest at Randwick on October 14.
Houtzen won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) on her home track in January and then at her last start was fifth to She Will Reign in the Group 1 Golden Slipper at Rosehill in March.
She has won four of her five starts and $1.4 million prizemoney.
Trainer Toby Edmonds sent her for a spell after the Golden Slipper and she came back into his stable several weeks ago.
“She is going along nicely and should be ready to head to Melbourne in late August or early September,” Edmonds said. “We will pick some lead-up races for her and then head to The Everest in Sydney.”
Edmonds has no illusions about how hard it will be to win The Everest (1200m).
“There are some outstanding horses being aimed at it but my filly will have 50kg and they will have to run her down.
“It will be no easy task but she won’t let us down.”
Houtzen, who will race for Aquis Farm, is one of two fillies confirmed for The Everest along with Slipper winner She Will Reign who has Yu Long Investments’ slot in the event.
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained English will represent Tabcorp, Fell Swoop runs for William Inglis and Son while champion sprinter Chautauqa’s part- owner Greg Ingham has bought his slot.
The Star Entertainment Group will have a representative from the Lindsay Park stable of trainer David Hayes.
Irish racing and breeding power Coolmore has tentatively flagged Caravaggio will take its slot with the unbeaten colt.
Story courtesy Mark Oberhardt – http://www.aapmegaform.com.au