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Houtzen Concedes Up To 9kg To Qld Rivals
With some uncertainty as to whether Houtzen will stay home or head south to tackle the reigning Golden Slipper favourite at Royal Randwick, the 63kg the daughter of I Am Invincible has been lumped with in the Winning Edge Presentations Handicap at Eagle Farm in Brisbane tomorrow has fallen on deaf ears as far as bookmakers are concerned. The unbeaten Magic Millions 2YO Classic heroine, who will need to emulate her Gold Coast run where she did a jump and run under regular pilot Jeff Lloyd, will see her class carry her a long way but at $1.40 the bagmen could see her as the potential lay of the day. The 1000m scamper with that weight will tax her far less than 1200m however, and there will be plenty of admirers happy to make a 40 percent return in less than a minute. Carrying 9kg less than Houtzen, debutante Miss Exfactor, by emerging young sire Your Song, has been specked at longer odds to cause an upset.