Kalgoorlie Preview With Pat Bermingham Jnr

27
Jul

Pat Bermingham Jnr is confident Super Ninny can withstand the visiting invasion in the 2YO & 3YO Goldfields Magic Millions Classic (1200m) on Sunday.

The inaugural race is dominated by Perth trainers with Neville Parnham, Adam Durrant and David Harrison controlling five of the nine horse field.

Super Ninny, who is resuming, Neil Dellar’s Condescending and the Peter Fernie-trained Casino Belle will bid for Kalgoorlie bragging rights.

Super Ninny pressed his claims in April when he led throughout over 1300 and tuned for his first-up hit-out with a 600m trial win.

Bermingham Jnr said Super Ninny had benefited from a spell after finishing ahead of just one runner at Ascot three months ago.

“I would dismiss that performance as he may have had enough at the end of a long preparation,” he said.

“The trial was strong and confirmed in my mind that he is back and ready to get stuck into it again.

“If he can land in the first three or four and stay out of trouble he will be in the mix and is a strong chance.”

Bermingham Jnr cautions punters to dismiss In The Doghouse’s previous performance at Pinjarra when she trailed the field by 17 lengths.

He points to her previous campaign in Bunbury when runner up to Belmont Oaks (2000m) and Belmont Classic runner-up, Star Of Husson.

In The Doghouse, formerly with Justin Warwick and to be ridden by his in-form jockey daughter, Lucy, makes her stable debut in the Join Young Professionals In Racing Maiden (1600m).

“Forget her last run and go on the great Star of Husson form line,” said Bermingham Jnr.

“Expect big improvement and she will go close.”

Bermingham Jnr is optimistic if Extravagant Mak can get a modicum of luck he can pose a serious threat in the Magic Millions Insurance Handicap (1600m).

The three-year-old had a narrow win over Casino Belle three starts back and lost ground when a fast-finishing fifth to Jetcetera last fortnight.

Extravagant Mak, drawn in barrier four for jockey Natasha Faithfull, will be joined in the field of 12 by stable debutant The Sleeping Giant.

“He hasn’t had much go his way and the runs haven’t been that bad,” Bermingham said.

“If he gets away cleanly he will go well. “The Sleeping Giant I would prefer to watch at this stage.”

Hussation displayed top form before his spell and returns after a six week layoff to tackle the Jeep Handicap (1300m).

“I’m happy to have him back but it’s a strong field,” Bermingham said.

“He just might not be fully wound up.”