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Magic Millions Still Option For Smart Realing
Trainer Matt Dunn has two million reasons to make a late change to Realing's summer plans if the 3YO is successful at Doomben tomorrow, reports Racing Queensland Webnews. Dunn has a big opinion of both Realing and stable-mate Zamex who clash in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1615m) before heading to the spelling paddock to prepare for the Brisbane winter carnival. Realing (Real Saga-Ever After, by Volksraad) is paid up for the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast next month, but Dunn doubts he'll have enough prize money to qualify for the 1400m sales-restricted feature. The son of Real Saga has won two of his three starts but is well down the list in 37th place to qualify with only $32,500 in prize money. "He'll need to win on Saturday to have any hope of qualifying for the Magic Millions Guineas," Dunn said. "I'd be tempted to have a go as it's a $2 million race but it's not on his program at the moment." He added: "The plan is to give him a break after Saturday and bring him back on a Queensland Derby campaign. He'll be better to start off in the Queensland Guineas but I've got a very big opinion of him and I'm sure he'll stay." Dunn said Zamex (Cheval de Troy-Extravagant, by Telesto), a winner of his only two starts to date, will also be aimed at the Queensland Derby. "He's much like Realing and gives every indication he'll stay so he'll come back for a Queensland Derby campaign after his break," he said.