DREAMS of a Magic Millions 3YO Guineas start remain alive for connections of Sept De Coeurs after the promising three-year-old resumed with an easy win at the Sunshine Coast.
In a dominant display that looked like a barrier trial, the Show A Heart filly, ridden by Tim Bell, led all the way and strolled in by nearly three lengths in a Class 1 (1000m) in quick time.
Her win on Saturday evening, December 21, was part of a double at the Sunshine Coast for trainer Stuart Kendrick, also saddling up Real Dreams to victory.
It was also the secod leg of a double at different tracks for the Kendrick-Bell combination, having earlier one the first race of the day at Doomben with Celestial Dragon.
Sept De Coeurs' win took her record to two wins and a second from four starts.
She is nominated for the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 11 but will struggle to qualify for the race.
"I'm planning to start her in a metropolitan race at the Gold Coast a week before the Magic Millions,'' Kendrick said.
"If she can win that hopefully she'll have enough prizemoney to sneak into the Guineas field,'' he said.
"If not, there are some nice QTIS races in town for her in January."
Sept De Coeurs wasn't extended by Bell and was still just a shade outside a 10-year-old class record.
Real Dreams then completed a remarkable day for Kendrick Racing when she broke through in a Maiden (1200m).
The three-year-old Real Saga filly made amends for a last-start second at Kilcoy, winning by a length.
"She should have won her last start at Kilcoy when she was wide throughout,'' Kendrick said.
"It was great to see her break through for a well-deserved win."