Top Brisbane gallopers Ballistic Boy and Profit will bypass the southern spring carnivals to concentrate on the Gold Coast’s Magic Millions in January.
Both had been in the early betting markets for some of the Group One races in Sydney and Melbourne but trainer Chris Anderson opted to stay put after monitoring the pair as they spell at Washpool Lodge.
“I suppose the spring was an option but when it boils down to it the Magic Millions is big money and we can give both horses a really good break,” he said.
“They both had big winters because we had to keep changing the programs for both with the races being swapped about.”
“Ballistic Boy will tackle the Magic Millions Cup (2400m) while Profit will be aimed at The Wave (1800m). Those are races which really suit,” Anderson said.
There has been little between the stablemates, who are raced by the Think Big Stud.
“The fact they have won some good races is a credit to them because a few things have gone against them,” Anderson said.
Meanwhile, leading Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan also hopes to have his full spring plans in place soon.
Top mare Outback Barbie is set to run over spring and top sprinter Zoustyle is also expected back.
Gollan added his main jockey Baylee Nothdurft is expected to miss six weeks after breaking his jaw in a trackwork fall on Wednesday.
“He had an operation during the week which has been successful,” Gollan said.