Magic Millions Goal for Good Chat

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday November 25

David Vandyke has bid farewell to his stable favourite Alligator Blood, who is set to join the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott team in Sydney, but he might have a replacement by the same sire in All Too Hard waiting in the wings.

Good Chat - image Ipswich Turf Club

Promising three year-old gelding Good Chat was a hot favourite at Ipswich on Wednesday and scored a dominant length win over 1200m taking his overall record to three wins from five starts.


Good Chat is improving with every start and his trainer has high hopes for the horse that was bought at Magic Millions for $140,000 from the Kitchwin Hills draft by BK Racing and Breeding.

“He was wanting to go a bit hard in his races, but he’s learning to relax now,” said David Vandyke.

“He’s a Magic Millions horse, so we’re targeting him towards the Magic Millions 3YO race.”

Vandyke won that race in 2020 with his Group I VRC Australian Guineas winner Alligator Blood, although the race was later taken from him due to a positive swab.

Good Chat is a half-brother to Group III winner Benny’s Buttons and Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Real Surreal being the eighth winner from eight foals to race from terrific producer Stolen Beauty.



Race Result - Carpet Court Ipswich (Bm65) 1200m

Ipswich Track: Good(4) Time: 1:09.78
Good Chat
T: David Vandyke J: Ryan Maloney 57.5
3g All Too Hard (AUS) x Stolen Beauty (AUS) (Mossman (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: B K Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
Sweeping The Board
T: M J Dunn J: Ron Stewart 56
4g Toronado (IRE) x Lustre (AUS) (Quest For Fame (GB))
Inglis 2020 MAY Online Sale $30,000
V:Yulong Investments
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $95,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Yu Long Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd
T: M F Hemmings J: Ben Thompson 61.5
6g Wanted (AUS) x Vintage Triumph (AUS) (Cape Cross (IRE))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $24,000
V:Cornerstone Stud Angaston SA
B: Paul Duncan Racing
Killerman's Run
T: Glenn Stockdale J: N Fazackerley 58.5
8g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Kilikanoon (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Perfect Aim
T: P Duff J: James Orman 58
5g Golden Archer (AUS) x Dodgalady (AUS) (Dodge (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $23,000
V:Raheen Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Pat Duff
T: C J Waller J: L R Dittman 56.5
4g Time For War (AUS) x Cinecitta (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: Star Thoroughbreds/Chris Waller Racing
T: Bradley Smith J: Alex Patis 55
7g Jet Spur (AUS) x A Happy Day (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $1,500
V:Kolora Lodge Waterford West Qld
B: JP Racing
T: Glen Petersen J: Sheriden Tomlinson 56.5
6g Commands (AUS) x Rainbow (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
In Fiore
T: A Newing J: M Cahill 59
5g Postponed (USA) x Signorina (NZ) (Conatus (AUS))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $42,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Happy Valley Syndicate
Celtic Tiger
T: Douglas Lane J: A Spinks 54
8g O'Reilly (NZ) x Miraculous Miss (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Curraghmore Stud
B: M G Price Racing & Breeding
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