Fastnet Rock's Eleven Eleven Heading Back to Gold Coast
Talented gelding Eleven Eleven (4g Fastnet Rock x Smokin Alice, by Smoke Glacken) has matured into a powerhouse individual and stripped fitter at his second run back from a spell to score a stylish win in the $100,000 Magic Millions Three and Four Year Classic (1200m) at Wyong on Wednesday.
Prepared by Greg Hickman and ridden by Keagan Latham, Eleven Eleven was allowed to travel deep in the run and surged to the line to win by three-quarters of a length taking his overall record to five wins and six placings from 17 starts with prizemoney topping $1.4million.
“We’ll be headed back to the Gold Coast with him after that,” said Hickman.
“He’s been a bit up and down in his preparation, but he won really good today. He needs an uninterrupted run, he’s just not a stop and start horse, so Keagan rode him perfect.
“We’ll see how he pulls up, but I might give him one more run here before he goes to the Gold Coast.”
A $230,000 Magic Millions purchase for his trainer from the Edinburgh Park draft, Eleven Eleven ran brilliantly on Magic Millions day in 2020 beating all bar Alligator Blood to finish second in the $2million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.
The race was later awarded to him when Alligator Blood returned a positive swab, providing a huge monetary boost for his big ownership group who will be champing at the bit to get back to the Gold Coast in January.
Bred and sold by Ian Smith of Edinburgh Park, Eleven Eleven is a full brother to stakes-placed War Memorial and three-quarter brother-in-blood to Group II MVRC Stutt Stakes winner Glenfiddich being from well bred import Smokin Alice(USA).
Champion sire Fastnet Rock has 18 entries for the 2021 Magic Millions.