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Pick up a Beauty for Begg

The widely-travelled Beauty Way (GB) (Shamardal {USA}) has made an instant start from his new Australian quarters.

He stepped out for the first time at Pakenham on Saturday for trainer Grahame Begg and comfortably landed the Schweppes David Bourke Memorial.

Beauty Way was a two-time winner in England for David Lanigan before relocating to Hong Kong where he won once for Tony Cruz.

He was on the move again from there and joined Tony Pike’s Cambridge stable and was a winner at Te Aroha and two minor placings followed before he was sent to Begg.

“He was first up and hadn’t run for a month, but he ran very well at Ellerslie on Melbourne Cup day,” Begg said.

“I’ve only had him a few weeks and he was a fit horse so I’ve kept him working on his own.

“It was hard to get a line on him, but I took heart from that last run at Ellerslie where he hit the line hard.

“He’s owned by Mr Kwok, who’s got Beauty Generation running in Hong Kong tomorrow and this horse has been a good pick up.”

Gollan thanks fellow trainer

Tony Gollan was quick to deflect praise for the win of Coldstone (FR) (Gold Away {USA}) to the chestnut’s former trainer Mick Kent after success in the Listed Brisbane H. at Doomben.

Coldstone originally raced in France, but had a successful stint in Victoria with Kent before being tried as a stayer in the Brisbane winter without success.

“I would like to thank Mick and the connections for leaving him with me after the winter. He is a gross horse and I have rung Mick a couple of times to talk about him,” Gollan said.

“Mick has been very good about things and he deserves credit for the way the horse is racing.”

Gollan said Coldstone would now press on to the Listed Bernborough S. at Doomben on December 29.

“I have said all along I won't get this horse out past 1600 metres. I don't think he is a stayer.”

Matthew McGillivray will retain the ride in the Bernborough Stakes after a fine performance in the Brisbane Handicap.

“Matt has ridden him in both his starts here and has done a good job so he will stay on,” Gollan said.

Derby colt’s main goal

The connections of Lincoln Falls (NZ) (Dundeel {NZ}) have Group 1 aspirations for the good-looking colt.

He fuelled their hopes further at Trentham on Saturday when he was untested to claim the Lone Star Petone Premier, his second win from three appearances.

“We hope to be going to the Derby with him, that’s our target and he’s by Dundeel so he should stay,” said part-owner John Street, of Lincoln Farms.

Trained by Lisa Latta, Lincoln Falls was a debut winner in the spring before he finished runner-up during the Hawke’s Bay carnival.

“He was feeling his shins a bit leading into that and after so we put him aside for three weeks,” Latta said.

“Since he’s come back his work has been super and we were quite bullish about his chances.”

Lincoln Falls was bought out of JK Farm’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale for NZ$200,000 and is a son of the two-time Listed winner Causeway Queen (Giant’s Causeway {IRE}).

She is a half-sister to the G3 Kindergarten S. and G3 Thoroughbred Club S. winner Solar Charged (Charge Forward.

Comfortable for Prebble

Group 1 winning jockey Brett Prebble had an easy time aboard Our Crown Mistress ( Star Witness) on their way to victory in the Listed Makers Mark Just Now Quality at Doomben on Saturday.

“I was able to get out and let her find her feet and nothing really wanted to challenge her early,” he said. “She is an honest mare and deserved that win."

The Gai Waterhouse-Adrian Bott mare was sent to Queensland in search of further black-type and it was a case of mission accomplished.

It was her fifth win and her second in stakes company following success in the Listed Hybrid Plate at Flemington in the spring.

The Just Now was expected to be run at a hectic pace, but instead Prebble was able to jump Our Crown Mistress from a wide barrier and let her bowl along in front at a slow pace and she was too good.

Immediate future undecided

Star Fall (Zoustar) is eligible for the rich Magic Millions day, but his connections have yet to commit to going down that path.

The 3-year-old, who won one of his three starts last season, resumed in style at Pakenham on Saturday with victory under rider Linda Meech in the John Duff & Co H.

“He's probably taken us a little by surprise,” said David Eustace, who trains the colt with Ciaron Maher.

“He showed really good early gate speed and Linda allowed him to settle in front and it was pretty much all over.

“Being a Magic Millions horse there is a possibility he could run in the sprint, but that might be going too high too soon, and I don't think he'll get 1400 metres yet of the Guineas.

“He's always been a nice horse that has shown raw ability and he looks like he's finally putting it all together.”

Star Fall was a $250,000 Gold Coast purchase and is out of the stakes winner Snow Bell (FR) (Kendargent {FR}). She is out of a half-sister to Maifalki (FR) (Falco {USA}).

Winners bag Millions spots berths

Oh Five Glory (Unencumbered) and Mishani Spirit (Jet Spur) have booked their spots in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic after their respective wins on Saturday at Doomben and the Gold Coast.

After looking under pressure on the home turn, Oh Five Glory rallied strongly to go one better in the Mount Franklin 2YO after a debut second on the course.

“Oh Five Glory can go for a 10-day break and then we will bring her back for the race at the Gold Coast the Saturday before the Millions,” co-trainer Will Hulbert said.

“Failing that she can trial on the Tuesday before the big race.”

Hulbert said Taylor Marshall would retain the ride in the Millions. .

A $25,000 Gold Coast buy and a descendant of multiple G1 winner Special (Habituate {IRE}), Oh Five Glory is a daughter of deceased sire Unencumbered,(Testa Rossa), who won the Millions in 2014.

“I bought her at the sales and 10 minutes later it came through Unencumbered had died. She has been doing him proud,” Hulbert said.

Meanwhile, Mishani Spirit (Jet Spur) remained unbeaten with her Gold Coast win following a debut success at Toowoomba in October.

She crossed the field from a wide gate and held a strong gallop to defeat another Magic Millions prospect in Pocket Pistol (Exceed And Excel) in the Aquis Farm Ladies’ Day Dome Package 2YO.

Trainer Ben Currie said Mishani Spirit would have her next start in the BJ McLachlan Stakes at Doomben on December 29.

“It is at 1200 metres and I want to give her a go at the distance before the Millions,” he said.

“She has had a look at the Gold Coast now and that is a bonus.”

A $17,500 yearling buy, Mishani Spirit hails from the family of the G2 Victory S. winner and multiple Group 1 placegetter Fell Swoop (Not A Single Doubt).