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Top Kiwi mare ready for Queensland challenge

Two Illicit will be seen in action in the Gr.2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast this weekend Photo Credit: Trish Dunell



Class galloper Two Illicit (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) furthered her preparations for upcoming Queensland Winter Carnival assignments with a exhibition gallop during the Te Rapa racemeeting on Saturday.


The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained Two Illicit was on a plane to Sydney on Sunday morning as she prepares to tackle the Gr.2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast next Saturday.


James, who also caught an early Sunday morning flight to Sydney, was beaming after watching the daughter of Jimmy Choux complete her gallop at Te Rapa.


“I thought it was just beautiful work and I was delighted with how she pulled up afterwards,” he said.


“She flew over to Sydney on Sunday morning and will head up to Queensland on Tuesday.


“She will take on the Hollindale Stakes and after that her mission is the Doomben Cup (Gr.1, 2000m) a fortnight later.


“If she performs to her best then there is also the Q22 (Gr.2, 2200m), that is worth A$1.2m three weeks later, that we could also run in.


“She looks great and she is over the few niggles she had in the spring, so we couldn’t be happier with her.”


– NZ Racing Desk