TALENTED two-year-old Frolicked enhanced the chances of a positive result for her owner-breeder at today’s Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale by winning the Magic Millions 2YO Classic at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston last night.
Frolicked (Incumbent-Flying Diva) won on debut in a 2YO Maiden and on the strength of that win when she raced outside of the leader she was backed in to start favourite at $2.10.
The filly again faced the breeze and when jockey Shannon Brazil called on the daughter of Incumbent to extend she dud deep and forged to the front and she then staved off late and determined challenges from runner-up Inner Warrior and Hoop.
Frolicked has a full sister (Lot 48) that will go under the hammer at the Tasmanian yearling sale in Launceston that gets under way at 1pm.
Trainer-breeder Graeme McCulloch was on tenterhooks during the race but he emerged with a broad smile and exuded confidence.
“I was really hoping this filly would win because I have a full sister in tomorrow’s yearling sale,” McCulloch said.
“She is tough and showed that tonight because she is a bit shin sore and she’s won on sheer ability,” he said.
Inner Warrior did a great job to finish as close as he did given he was baulked for a run when jockey Sigrid Carr was attempting to take a narrow opening 400 metres out.
McCulloch has 10 lots in tomorrow’s sale by Incumbent.