Scorched Earth wins $200,000 Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic
Exciting Nicconi filly Scorched Earth lived up to her name with a stunning five plus length win in the $200,000 Magic Millions SA 2YO Classic (1200m) at Murray Bridge on Saturday.
Sent out the easing favourite after a brilliant last start second in the Group III MRC Blue Diamond Prelude for fillies, Scorched Earth led from start to finish in a dominant performance.
When asked to accelerate at the top of the straight she streaked clear of her rivals to win by a commanding five and a quarter lengths.
The John Moloney trained filly, a $90,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale buy from Lyndhurst Stud Farm, gave the state’s leading jockey Jessica Eaton the most valuable win of her racetrack career to date.
“She was a delight to ride,” Eaton said. “The plan wasn’t necessarily to lead as we thought there might be some speed in the race.
“But as it turned out she was very comfortable in front and then when I asked her to accelerate she really sprinted well.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better ride and I must thank Mr Moloney and all of the connections for giving me the ride today.”
Bred and sold by the Kruger family’s Lyndhurst Stud Farm at Warwick, Scorched Earth is already a winner and stakes placed from just three starts earning over $160,000.
She is the best of three winners from unraced Exceed and Excel mare Scorched, a full sister to the Group III ATC Kindergarten Stakes winner Furnaces from family of Group I winner Melito and exciting young sire Pariah.