By Glenn Davis
Trainer Stu Kendrick had a quiet New Year’s Eve but is hoping to pop the champagne corks if Star Of Michelin can cause an upset win in the Magic Millions Shoot Out at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Star Of Michelin's price has been slashed from $25 to $13 in TAB fixed betting to topple $2.70 favourite Ballistic Boy and co. in the Magic Millions Shoot Out over 2206 metres.
The race has attracted a star-studded lineup with eight interstate making up the 14-horse field.
Star Of Michelin - a son of Jet Spur - is coming off a last start second to the Rob Heathcote-trained Warp Speed when stepping up in distance to 2150 metres for the first time this campaign in a Benchmark race at Eagle Farm on December 16.
When the market went up on Wedneday, Kendrick asw surprised at Star Of Michelin’s long odds.
“I can’t believe his price as he drops six kilograms to the minimum and he loves Eagle Farm,” Kendrick said.
“I thought his last run was really good as he had plenty of weight and it was his first run over the trip.
“He had to go a little earlier than I wanted and was left a sitting duck.”