Stradbroke Handicap placegetter Tyzone heads a host of summer carnival hopes the Toby and Trent Edmonds stable has entered for the Gold Coast barrier trials.
Team Edmonds will trial 20 horses on Monday including many headed to the Magic Millions day on January 11.
Tyzone will be joined by Whypeeo, Churning, Cadogan, Fit For Purpose and Mr Bellagio in the three open company heats over 1000m.
The winner of 16 races and $925,000 prize money, Tyzone was second to Trekking in the Stradbroke Handicap earlier this year.
Toby Edmonds said Tyzone was not eligible for the Magic Millions and would need to get a wild card into either race.
“He might head down to Sydney for the Razor Sharp (Dec 14) and then come back and try to snare a Millions wild card,” he said.
“I was thinking of running him in the QTIS Millions race but I don’t think he is eligible for the wild card race.”
Whypeeo has already trialled and ran the fastest of the morning when he won a heat at the Gold Coast three weeks ago.
He is also headed to Magic Millions day.
One of Whypeeo’s best runs was a fourth in the 2018 Magic Millions Guineas behind now top sprinter Pierata.
Cadogan ran fourth to Redouble in the Magic Millions Cup in January but struggled in a Brisbane campaign after contracting a severe virus in May at Scone.
He has been given a freshen-up as he also heads to the Magic Millions day.
Churning was well fancied in betting first-up when she finished a long last in the Listed Spirit of Boom Classic two weeks ago.
She wanted to buck on jumping and showed signs of lameness when she pulled up from the run and Edmonds will use the trial to test her recovery.
Fit For Purpose and Mr Bellagio are recent additions to the stable after originally being trained by Liam Birchley.
Fit For Purpose is a Millions horse and will be aimed at the QTIS race or Magic Millions Cup but Mr Bellagio is not eligible for the Millions and will need a wild card to contest any race on the big day.
The Edmonds have promising Millions bound two-year-olds Satine, Smart ‘N’ Sexy and Paredo in the same trial.
Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au