BRILLIANT Sydney sprinter Music Magnate tuned for up for his Dubai trip with a barrier trial win at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday.
Music Magnate, trained by Bjorn Baker, hasn’t raced since winning the Christmas Classic in December but he was given a solid hitout to run down stablemate I Am Poppy over 900m.
Music Magnate will leave for Dubai on March 20 to prepare for the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at the World Cup meeting 11 days later.
The trainer also revealed that new stable acquisition Crack Me Up had pulled up well after his barnstorming Liverpool City Cup win last week.
Baker said Crack Me Up would take on champion Winx in the George Ryder Stakes.
He said the Ryder did provide the perfect lead-up for Crack Me Up into the Doncaster Mile at Randwick on day one of The Championships on April 7. Crack Me Up is a recent stable acquisition for Baker after being transferred from Liam Birchley.
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