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Unite And Conquer wins Wyong 2YO bonus race

Unite And Conquer won the $200,000 Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Classic (1100m) at Wyong on Tuesday. The colt by Hinchinbrook came away well from the barriers and established a decent lead during the early and middle stages before getting a slight breather approaching the turn.

As the rest of the field attempted to make ground Unite And Conquer quickened in the straight under Adam Hyeronimus and the pair held a length and a quarter margin over Godolphin's Exhilarates, while Spaceboy was another two lengths back third.

"He's going to be a very special colt for us," a delighted Adrian Bott said. "He showed superior speed today."

"He may have raced a bit fresh but he coming off the break and that's the most pleasing thing, there's improvement to come."

"Late in the race he was a little bit green. He just wanted to wander a little but he was dominant today and there's a lot of upside."

"Gai was just commenting that he's showing all the same qualities that all those special colts had shown before - the Vancouvers, the Pierros, the Sebrings - he's got a fantastic attitude."

Unite and Conquer is the first named foal for the Melbourne winning Magnus mare Maglissa, a daughter of the Group 1 Flight Stakes winner Danglissa.

Problem Solver will chase a second win at the Gold Coast raceday on January 12 following a strong win in the Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes (1200m).

The four-year-old came with a storming finish in the straight to beat Bondi and hot favourite Invincible Star, giving Hinchinbrook the first leg of a Magic Millions Wyong feature double.

Raced by David Raphael's Stallion Racing Australia, Problem Solver shot to prominence earlier this year when she won the $250,000 Magic Millions Maiden Plate on the Gold Coast.
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