Fillies Madeenaty and Invincible Star Early Magic Millions Favourites
Madeenaty is the early favourite for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic on January 14. The young filly is by Exceed And Excel, the sire of Black Caviar’s first foal, the filly Oscierta, out of the Australian dam Set For Fame.
Madeenaty has two jumps to her credit, with a win in the Listed 1000 m Maribyrnong Trial Stakes at Flemington, along with a third placing in the Victoria Racing Club Ottawa Stakes, another 1000 m Flemington race, but of Group 3 quality.
She has North American DNA featured prominently in her lines. Exceed And Excel had two U.S. horses for sire and dam, those being Danehill and Patrona. Also showing up is New Zealand’s Zabeel, along with multiple connections to Canada’s Northern Dancer and Nearctic and a distant tie on her dam’s side to none other than Triple Crown winner Secretariat.
Next favourite at the moment is Invincible Star, the filly that beat Madeenaty in the Ottawa Stakes. She has many ancestors in common with Madeenaty, the nearest being Zabeel.
Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bolt, Invincible Star would seem to be a rising star looking to launch a sprinter’s career with a win at the Gold Coast Turf Club in January.