Apache Chase Books His Ticket to the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

Mark Smith - Saturday January 2

A standout in the paddock, Apache Chase looked even better at the finish of Saturday’s $300,000 Group III Magic Millions Vo Rogue Plate (1400m) at Eagle Farm.

Apache Chase (Racing QLD)

Given a gun ride by Taylor Marshall, the Desleigh Forster-trained son of Better Than Ready was never in danger, defeating the ever-consistent Not a Single Doubt filly Gotta Kiss by one and three-quarter lengths with the Epaulette gelding Oscar Zulu a further one and a quarter lengths back in third.

Purchased by his owner Michael Sherrin for $50,000 out of the Eureka Stud draft at the 2019 Gold Coast March Yearling Sale, Apache Chase advances his record to three wins and a third from seven starts with earnings of $293,125 .

 A half-brother to Churchill Downs (Danehill) who won the 2006 Group II MVRC Bill Stutt Stakes and runner-up to Mirror Mirror in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic, Apache Chase is the eleventh and final foal of the imported Diesis mare Siking Whisper (USA).

Foal

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ed when his dam was 20, Apache Chase staked his claim for the $2 million Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at the Gold Coast on January 15.

“We have been on the backburner because he did not have enough prizemoney to get into the Millions, so we have been chasing it,” Forster said.

Apache Chase a $50,000 Magic Millions March yearling  

"We did not really want to bring him here today. He has a high cruising speed and can quicken off that.

“Taylor knows him really well now. He is a serious horse.”

Apache Chase becomes the fifth stakes-winner for Lyndhurst Stud’s Better Than Ready. The son of More Than Ready is enjoying a golden run of late. His son Alpine Edge staking a claim for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic with an authoritative win in last weeks Group III BJ  McLachlan Stakes.

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Race Result - Magic Millions Vo Rogue Plate Gr3 1400m

Eagle Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 1:22.92
1
Apache Chase
T: Desleigh Forster J: Taylor Marshall 57
3g Better Than Ready (AUS) x Silken Whisper (USA) (Diesis (GB))
2
1.8
Gotta Kiss
T: S O'Dea & M Hoysted J: Ms S Thornton 55
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Sweet Kiss (AUS) (Strada (AUS))
3
3.1
Oscar Zulu
T: C J Waller J: L R Dittman 57
3g Epaulette (AUS) x Ininthree (NZ) (Generous (IRE))
4
3.5
Black Duke
T: Richard Litt J: N Rawiller 57
3g Fiorente (IRE) x Empress Eleven (AUS) (War Pass (USA))
5
3.7
Fleet Dove
T: K M Schweida J: M Mc Gillivray 55
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Fleet Riane (AUS) (Barely A Moment (AUS))
6
4.7
Starosa
T: T J Gollan J: Ms G Cartwright 55
3f Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Sardaaj (NZ) (Iffraaj (GB))
7
4.8
Paredo
T: A J & T Edmonds J: R Fradd 55
3f Better Than Ready (AUS) x Pilgrim (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
8
4.9
Magic Conqueror
T: K M Schweida J: Ben Thompson 57
3c Love Conquers All (AUS) x Plain Magic (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
9
5.0
Palladas
T: T J Gollan J: M Rodd 57
3g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Tabliope (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
10
5.1
Safework
T: S J Morrisey J: J Byrne 57
3g Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Ossie's Secret (AUS) (Red Dazzler (AUS))
11
5.8
Thunder Mania
T: J G Symons & S Laxon J: Ron Stewart 57
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Imana (AUS) (Thunder Gulch (USA))
12
6.0
Our Playboy
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: L V Cassidy 57
3c Sebring (AUS) x Mischief Night (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
13
7.3
Boombrasstic
T: D J Hansen J: B El-Issa 57
3g Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Out Of Brass (AUS) (Mujahid (USA))
14
7.5
Batangas Entry
T: K M Schweida J: A Mallyon 57
3g Vancouver (AUS) x Assail (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
15
7.6
Plutocrat
T: Chris Anderson J: M Cahill 55
3f Rich Enuff (AUS) x Personal Guarantee (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
16
8.3
Rogue Rocker
T: J C Smerdon J: Ryan Maloney 57
3g Dissident (AUS) x Tianjin Rock (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
17
13.9
Portland Sky
T: M M Laurie J: L Currie 57
3c Deep Field (AUS) x Sky Rumba (AUS) (Shrewd Rhythm (AUS))
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