O'Brien to Flirt with Millions


Victorian stables are likely to be well represented in next month's $2 million Magic Millions Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast.

Magic Millions sale graduates Yes Yes Yes and Absolute Flirt were the first two home in Saturday's $100,000 Secondbite Plate (1100m) at Flemington, which effectively booked their spot in Queensland's richest juvenile race.

Ridden by Mark Zahra, the Darren Weir-trained Yes Yes Yes ($4.80) defeated Absolute Flirt ($6.50) by 1.5 lengths, with Favourite Things ($8.50) a further three-quarters of a length away in third.

Absolute Flirt showed ability in trials and jumpouts before not having the most economical run when fourth on debut in last month's $200,000 Ballarat Clockwise Classic (1000m).

Trainer Danny O'Brien confirmed the daughter of Stratum, who cost $100,000 from this year's Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale, is likely to travel north.

"A big group of girls own her and are keen to see her up there (at the Gold Coast)," O'Brien said, alluding to Absolute Flirt's eligibility for the $500,000 Racing Women's bonus.

Fellow Magic Millions graduates Movie Role ($6) and Spirit In The Sky ($6) were on debut and disappointed, finishing sixth and last respectively in the eight-horse field.

Neither appeared to appreciate the sluggish early tempo when racing in the pack, the first 500m covered in 30.92 seconds, and offered little when asked to quicken.


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