Three runners in single figures for Inglis Millennium opening market

It is tight at the top of TAB’s market for the $2m, Inglis Millennium (1100m) for two-year-old's to be run at Warwick Farm on February 8th.

The Snowden trained I Am Invincible filly Dame Giselle, the winner of the rich Golden Gift over 1100m at Rosehill on November 9th, heads the market at $6 in front of the Maher and Eustace trained Hinchinbrook filly Cellsabeel and the Snowden's Snitzel colt Wild Ruler who are $8 respectively.

Wild Ruler was impressive in taking out the Inglis Nursery over 1000m at Randwick on December 14th, while Cellsabeel was fourth to Dame Giselle in the Golden Gift but has been impressive of late, winning trials at Canterbury and Randwick. The latest of Cellsabeel's trial wins was by 2 1/4L over 1050m at Randwick on January 9th.

“Golden Gift and Inglis Nursery form looks strongest at this stage heading towards the second running of the Inglis Millennium,” TAB’s Gerard Middleton said.

“Peter and Paul Snowden once again have a great crop of juveniles and Dame Giselle and Wild Ruler have opened single digits for the Warwick Farm feature along with Cellsabeel for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.

“Although Dame Giselle is doubtful to head that way, we expect strong betting on the second edition of the Inglis Millennium which really kick started the career of Castelvecchio and trainer Richard Litt in 2019.”

The value of those earlier wins for Dame Giselle and Wild Ruler is seen in their stakes earnings with Dame Giselle putting $581,000 into the stakes account for the Golden Gift win and Wild Ruler $291,000 for his Nursery bonus race win. 

Even Cellsabeel's fourth in the Gift was worth $44,000. That is not far off the $58,000 the winner of the 2YO Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill will earn. Cellsabeel is nominated for the Rosehill race with acceptances taken on Wednesday.

TAB's Inglis Millennium market 

$6           Dame Giselle                            
$8           Cellsabeel, Wild Ruler
$11         Encountabull, Ideas Man
$15         Bella Nipotina, Dubai Star, Larimer Steet, Malkovic, Mildred, Supreme Idea
$26         Arctic Ice, Awars Winner, Canadian Spice, Osamu, Spirituality, Sunborn
$51         Already Blessed , Itzhot, Mass Destruction 

Dame Giselle, picture