It could be a record-breaking day for Anamoe, who is looking to complete his pre-autumn unbeaten like great mare Winx and also match her record of seven Group 1 wins in a single Australian season.
Anamoe is simply a winner and McDonald loves that he has the attitude to do so. The entire Street Boss may not win by far, but he wins, and there’s a chance he’s got something on his hands.
“I’m hoping it’ll be deja vu because Dundeel finished second in that race as a three-year-old and came out at four and won it,” McDonald said. “They’re very similar – both spunky guys and have fantastic records as well. I’ll enjoy Anamoe because he’s so pretentious.
“I told the Godolphin employee on Tuesday that this is likely to be the third time I will attack him. It was pretty sad. I will definitely be sad to see him go because of what he has done and the way he makes me feel. You appreciate every seat on him now.”
McDonald also has Vinery Stud Stakes and VRC Oaks runner-up Pavitra in the Australian Oaks, $10 million mare Alcohol Free in the Queen Of The Turf and Melbourne Cup winner Gold Trip in the Sydney Cup.
“Gold Trip gets the soil he likes and the trip he likes,” McDonald noted. “Pavitra needs to dry the track to be most effective but she can run the journey.”
McDonald’s had a couple of no-alcohol breaks at morning work and is looking forward to her Australian debut.
“There’s never been a horse like her coming out of Europe as a four-time Group 1 winner,” he said. “She has won at Royal Ascot, the Sussex Stakes and the July Cup. It’s incredible to have her here.”
McDonald is confident of clinching another championship trophy from Aft Cabin in the Arrowfield Stud Stakes and Kimochi in the Percy Sykes Stakes.
“Kimochi ran really good numbers and won first place and she can soar and in the aft cabin he just flies,” McDonald said.
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