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Magic Alibi may run in Tatt's Tiara after Gai Waterhouse win

By Glenn Davis

Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan will confer with connections before deciding if Magic Alibi backs-up in the Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara next week following her explosive win in the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich on Saturday.

Magic Alibi’s win took her record to five wins in 25 starts and greatly enhanced her broodmare value with her first Listed race victory.

The win gave local jockey Michael Cahill his fourth victory in the Gai Waterhouse Classic.

The five-year-old was back in the field early before powering home to down Foxy Housewife by a neck with Plucky Girl, third, a further 1-1/2 lengths away.

“When I saw her barrier on Wednesday I almost decided not to come up with her,” Ryan said.

“But she was aimed for this race after she ran fourth in the fillies and mares race on Magic Millions day.

“She’s been placed a couple of times in Black-Type races but it’s good to finally win one.”

Ryan said backing up in the Tatt’s Tiara at Doomben next week was a possibility but he would discuss it first with owners.

“It’s tempting to go to a Group 1 race with a mare who is in form,” he said.

“But she’s never backed up before.”

Meanwhile new syndication company 2K Thoroughbreds hit the jackpot with a quinella in the Bundamba Plate (1100m).

The Gold Coast based company was successful when the Michael Nolan-trained Unconditional downed Tipping, who is trained by Chris Anderson, by 1-1/4 lengths.

2K Thoroughbreds principal Sterling Cincotta, created the syndication company last year and bought five horses at last year’s Magic Millions sales.

It now has 22 horses on its books.

Unconditional was a $55,000 buy at the Magic Millions sales and has already returned to his owners more than $64,500 in prizemoney after landing his second win from three starts.

Wests Tigers NRL player Benji Marshall owns a share in both Unconditional and Tipping.

Earlier under-rated sprinter Fit For Purpose showed he was ready for a return to Stakes races following his dominant victory in the Ray White Ipswich Handicap (1350m).

The Liam Birchley-trained Fit For Purpose unleashed a strong finish down the centre of the track to down Bluebrook by three-quarters of a length.

Birchley’s stable foreman Alan Russell was confident Fit For Purpose could register his fifth win following a last start sixth in a Listed race at the Sunshine Coast on June 2.

“His last run in a Stakes race suggested he’d be a good chance back in grade today,” Russell said.

“I think he’ll get out to 1600 metres so a race like the (Listed) Tatt’s Mile later in the carnival might suit him,” he said.

Racing Queensland webnews   June 16