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Magic Millions: John Sargent pleased with Readily Availabull after trial tune-up

All roads now lead to the Gold Coast for unbeaten colt Readily Availabull after he topped off his preparation for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic next week by winning his final trial at Randwick on Thursday.

Trainer John Sargent will now send his talented youngster up the Pacific Highway next Wednesday to contest Saturday week’s lucrative juvenile feature in the Sunshine State.

Readily Availabull has only one start to his name, winning in impressive fashion from back in the field in the $250,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic back in November.

Sargent has saved him for the big occasion, where he is an $18 chance with, and gave Readily Availabull a final tune up on his home course this week.

Readily Availabull nails Revivalist on the line and finishes nicely under @Reganbayliss for @jsargentracing

Jockey Regan Bayliss put Readily Availabull in a three wide line rounding the turn 1045m heat and helped the son of Bull Point extend over the final furlong to narrowly edge prevail.

Readily Availabull clocked 1:04.09 second (last 600m in 35.69) on the soft going to edge out the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Revivalist with stablemate Perfect Darling in third.

“That was all we needed from him this morning,” Sargent said.

“He is a clean winded horse and that should top him off nicely for the Magic Millions now.

“He has pulled up good and he will head up there next Wednesday.

“A bit of luck in running and he should be right in it.”

Michael Dee, who rode Readily Availabull at Ballarat, will head to the Gold Coast to pilot the colt again on January 16.

It was a busy morning for the Sargent yard with Group 3 winner Emeralds and stakes placed filly Elizabeel among the trialists along with the stablemates finishing sixth and fourth respectively in their heat behind classy Anthony Cummings-trained campaigner Mizzy.

Originally published asTrial tops off Bull’s charge for Millions upset

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