Waterhouse admits Munce is the toughest to beat in Magic Millions

Invincible Star
Gai Waterhouse is confident Ottawa Stakes winner Invincible Star can win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic

GAI Waterhouse and Chris Munce have combined to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic twice, but this year they’ll be adversaries in the big race.

Waterhouse believes that Munce is the man to beat as she eyes her fifth Magic Millions 2YO Classic win with quality filly Invincible Star.

In her way is the unbeaten Ours To Keep ($6.50 at William Hill), which produced a stellar win for Munce at Eagle Farm last Saturday.

“The horse to beat is Chris Munce’s and he deserves to be favourite for the race,” Waterhouse said.

“He was very impressive, but this filly is a very good filly and the form has been proven around her by the horse (Madeenaty) winning at Wyong.”


Invincible Star won a trial at Wyong by 5.5 lengths on December 28 and will head into the Classic fresh up after winning its only start in the Group 3 Ottawa Stakes.

Waterhouse related Invincible Star to 2012 Magic Millions Classic winner Driefontein, which claimed the race on protest over stablemate No Looking Back.

“She is going super and she is very much like Driefontein and she rolls up her sleeves and gets on with the job with no fuss,” Waterhouse said.

“We will run 1200m with our eyes shut and she is a very good filly Invincible Star.”

Waterhouse is also confident Global Glamour ($4 at Sportsbet) can put an end to Winning Rupert’s unbeaten run in the 3YO Guineas.

“She certainly can beat him and she gets 2kg from him and she is a multiple Group 1 winner,” Waterhouse said.

Global Glamour finished an unlucky ninth in the Nudgee Quality last start, but Waterhouse is exuding her usual confidence in the filly.

“It just didn’t suit her the way the race was run and she got back and Tye (Angland) couldn’t get a split,” Waterhouse said.

“She came out of the race as though she didn’t have the run and she is jumping out of her skin.

“She will be very hard to beat and I think you will see a much different horse over 1400m.”

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