Timpano keen for Magic day out

RUNNER: Mercury columnist Jacob Timpano. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

RUNNER: Mercury columnist Jacob Timpano. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Keep an eye out for a horse named Rhymes at the Magic Millions Raceday on the Gold Coast this Saturday.

The filly, trained by Kris Lees, is part owned by the The Illawarra Mercury’s own football columnist and Wollongong Wolves coach Jacob Timpano.

Rhymes will run in the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Maiden Plate (1200m). 

The race is the richest maiden in Australian racing with more than $240,000 in prizemoney on offer.

The eventual winner will take home a cool $150,000, with runners down to 10th going home with a cheque.

Rhymes was 10th in the ballot order before Wednesday’s acceptances which all but assures the filly a start in the event. 

A daughter of Medaglia D’Oro, the three-year-old ran seventh at the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO (1200m) on December 22.

Rhymes had a pair of seconds at Port Macquarie and Muswellbrook before that.

There will be no better race than Saturday for the filly to break her maiden status.

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