Unite and Conquer firmed to outright favouritism for the $2 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) next month after a smashing all the way win in today’s $200,000 Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Classic (1100m).
Now unbeaten in two runs, both at black type level, Unite and Conquer is the $5 favourite with BetEasy for the two-year-old spectacle of the summer.
The strapping colt by Hinchinbrook burst from the barriers and established a decent lead during the early and middle stages before getting a slight breather approaching the turn.
As the rest of the field attempted to make ground the speedy youngster quickened in the straight under Adam Hyeronimus and the pair held a length and a quarter margin over Godolphin’s Exhilarates, while Spaceboy was another two lengths back third.
Unite and Conquer was purchased by Bluebloods Thoroughbreds in conjunction with co-trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott for $80,000 at January’s Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Musk Creek Farm draft.
“He’s going to be a very special colt for us,” a delighted Adrian Bott said. “He showed superior speed today.”
“He may have raced a bit fresh but he coming off the break and that’s the most pleasing thing, there’s improvement to come.”
“Late in the race he was a little bit green. He just wanted to wander a little but he was dominant today and there’s a lot of upside.”
“Gai was just commenting that he’s showing all the same qualities that all those special colts had shown before – the Vancouvers, the Pierros, the Sebrings – he’s got a fantastic attitude.”
Unite and Conquer is the first named foal for the Melbourne winning Magnus mare Maglissa, herself a daughter of Magic Millions’ Flight Stakes winner Danglissa.
Unite And Conquer was an $80,000 yearling purchase for Blue Sky Bloodstock with Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott for syndicators BlueBloods Thoroughbreds at the 2018 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale.