Newsreader Looking For Magical Maiden Win



Newsreader's bags are packed and she's headed north to tackle the $240k Magic Millions Maiden at the Gold Coast on Saturday. The 3YO Daughter of Press Statement has had 6 career starts for 3 placings and a 4th at Listed Level when beaten just 1.3L in the Reginald Allen behind Forbidden Love in October last year. She's drawn barrier 8 but could end up jumping from barrier 6 if the emergencies don't gain a start which is a nice draw for her in the big field of 16 runners. Brenton Avdulla, who partnered her at her first two starts jumps aboard again carrying just 54kg.

She goes into the race with two nice trials under her belt, most recently winning a heat at Randwick over 1045m at Randwick. "She's heading into the race in fantastic order and she'll get every chance to perform up to her optimum from a good draw, good jockey and dry surface." commented trainer John O'Shea .

The main dangers in the race look to be the Waterhouse & Bott trained For Valour who has drawn well in barrier 1 and has placed twice from three starts including a 2nd at Canterbury last start beaten just 0.3L. Other chances include Lady Of Luxury for Bjorn Baker as well as the Brad Widdup trained Adelaide's Light.


Newsreader pictured with part-owner John Denny
Newsreader pictured with part-owner John Denny


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Newsreader Looking For Magical Maiden Win

Newsreader's bags are packed and she's headed north to tackle the $240k Magic Millions Maiden at the Gold Coast on Saturday. The 3YO Daughter of Press Statement has had 6 career starts for 3 placings and a 4th at Listed Level when beaten just 1.3L in the Reginald Allen behind Forbidden Love in October last year. 

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