Hipstar to put Millions horror show behind her

Miss Hipstar endured a torrid run in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic but the young filly can show she’s a Queensland winter carnival contender.

Miss Hipstar’s Gold Coast Magic Millions mission turned from a dream to a nightmare but Kelly Schweida is looking forward to going on a journey of discovery with the talented young filly when she resumes on Saturday.

Schweida’s two-year-old filly finished ninth in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, almost seven lengths behind Shaquero after a torrid run.

From the second widest gate in the $2 million Classic, Miss Hipstar went forward but was marooned four wide without cover throughout.

Schweida said he learned nothing from the outing.

He expects to learn a lot more when the daughter of Star Turn resumes in the $140,000 Listed Dalrello Stakes (1000m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday with Schweida eyeing off winter carnival riches.

Schweida says Miss Hipstar gives every indication she will be a 1400m to 1600m type, potentially making her a candidate for lucrative carnival races like the $1 million BRC Sires’ Produce (1400m) or even the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m).

But he knows the proof will be in the pudding.

“I’ve always had an opinion of her,” Schweida said.

“To look at her, we always thought she was a 1400m-miler and her physique looks like that.

“But that’s a trial and error thing and we will see what happens this campaign.

“She did lead the Magic Millions though, I suppose it’s just a case of race by race and let her tell us where she will get to.”

Miss Hipstar was impressive when winning a 840m trial at Doomben earlier this month with her race rider Larry Cassidy letting her settle in third before reeling in the leaders.

“She can be a pretty sharp horse but we rode her a bit quiet in her trial,” Schweida said.

Meanwhile, Melbourne Cup winning jockey Craig Williams has been confirmed to ride on Hollindale Stakes day on the Gold Coast on Saturday week.

Williams will continue his association with Danny O’Brien-trained mare Paradee when he rides the four-year-old in the $500,000 Group 2 Hollindale.

Victorian Paradee is already a winner on the Gold Coast track, having claimed a $250,000 Open Handicap on Magic Millions day in January.

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