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No Millions for Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes (Rubick) has been scratched from Saturday's $2 million Magic Millions Classic.

Racing Queensland’s chief steward Peter Chadwick confirmed on Friday morning that his panel had acceded to a request from trainer Darren Weir that the horse be scratched after a difficult few days in the float from Victoria.

Chadwick said stewards were concerned Yes Yes Yes had hind and rump problems after arriving in Queensland and Weir agreed it was best not to run the horse.

‘’When considering the whole welfare of the horse, the application (to scratch) was not unreasonable and so we’ve accepted the scratching,’’ Chadwick said.

His withdrawal from the race has meant the first emergency Gala Miss (More Than Ready {USA}) has scored a run in the rich juvenile event.

Winx set to trial

Winx (Street Cry {Ire}) takes what will likely be her final racing campaign to the public next Tuesday when the champion mare trials at Rosehill over 900 metres.

Winx has won her past 29 races in a row but has won just two trials out of a career total of 22. However, she will no doubt capture the attention of the racing world as she makes her first public appearance for 2019.

Trainer Chris Waller said earlier in the week that he cannot see a change in the horse since her spring campaign, where she won a fourth G1 Cox Plate.

Winx has nine rivals in Tuesday’s trial, headed by Group 1 winners Alizee (Sepoy) and Ace High (High Chaparral {Ire}) with the trial set down for 8.15am as the first of 15 trials for the morning.

Stayer looks to break drought at Trentham

Veteran Chance To Dance (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) will be looking to break a major drought when he heads to Trentham on Saturday.

With the G1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup on his agenda later this campaign, the import is looking for his first win in 14 months when he contests the G3 Barneswood Farm Trentham Stakes (2100m).

"I'm not sure really where we're at with him. It's been hard with a horse like him, high up in the handicaps and having to claim to get weight off his back," trainer Jamie Richards said.

"He's not working as well as he was this time last year either but he's a year older and he's a lot more relaxed, so maybe he's just taking a bit longer to come up."

"He's well in himself though and he gets in well at the weights on Saturday. He enjoys the chip out of the ground now as he's a bit older too. It's an important race for him this weekend because he'll have this and then go to the Avondale Cup and then the Auckland Cup."

"To warrant going there, he's going to have to put his hand up and run well."

Browne out of Millions day

Group 1 jockey Damian Browne will miss Saturday's Magic Millions Raceday after undergoing emergency surgery after being rushed to hospital with abdominal pain.

Browne, who was to ride Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas second favourite Boomsara (Spirit of Boom) on Saturday, is recovering in hospital after the surgery.

Browne, who rode Buffering to Group 1 glory, was admitted to hospital on 2.30am on Friday morning.

Tim Clark takes the ride on the Chris Munce-trained Boomsara.

Nash eyes return

Disqualified jockey Nash Rawiller has taken the first major step to returning to riding, applying to resume trackwork riding.

Rawiller is serving a 15-month ban after being found guilty by the Hong Kong Jockey Club of receiving gifts or money in exchange for tips.

Rawiller could be back riding trackwork in Sydney before his ban ends in July.

He is currently a disqualified person and can not even enter a racetrack anywhere in the world.