Midnight In Tokyo’s first effort was not overlooked at Kacy Fogden aiming to raise the filly’s value before she steps through the sales ring.
Coaches are generally optimistic about their chances in a race, but coach Kacy Fogden thought the bettors were barking on the wrong tree when they backed up his late-wagering Midnight In Tokyo filly before her incredible run for the first time. against the colt Neptune the last time.
After savoring the heavy Gold Coast runway in Group 3’s Ken Russell Memorial, Midnight In Tokyo has gone one step closer to eliminating the favorite, but this time around there won’t be any under-the-radar flights like a $ 4 second elect. 20 in the Listed Bill Carter Stakes (1200m).
While Fogden wishes to see the filly dry, he admits it will likely be heavy again, but said Nash Rawiller’s reservation and a four plum barrier will give Midnight In Tokyo every chance.
“He surprised me, his first run,” said Fogden.
“I always liked her as a young horse, but I didn’t think she would be able to do that close-up to be perfectly honest.
“I think the market had a stronger opinion of her than it did me. Sometimes it’s the other way around.
“This time they didn’t miss it, did they? It probably looks like we were (trying to take a dip) last time, but it wasn’t. “
A win on Saturday would significantly increase Midnight In Tokyo’s value, with the filly set to surpass the sales ring at the Magic Millions mare sale next week, along with seven more from Fogden, including Floral Oasis, which is $ 101 in Bill Carter on Saturday.
It means he loses a significant chunk of his youngest brigade, but he said he will soon welcome the next generation.
“That’s what (Aquis) loves to do with fillies this time of year,” said Fogden.
“I will lose eight, but there are about 15 children to overcome”.
It comes when Fogden confirmed that the Maotai fiery colt was recently neutered.
The three-year-old showed brilliance in his short career, but was often spoiled by bad running manners.
Fogden will now set up the gelding for a spring campaign.
“Either he will or he won’t,” he laughed.
Originally published as Bettors Didn’t Miss Kacy Fogden’s Filly Midnight In Tokyo in Bill Carter Stakes at Doomben