A Breednet 'One to Watch' when scoring on debut at Wyong in July, talented colt Pipeline booked his ticket to Magic Millions Day on the Gold Coast in January with a stylish return at Rosehill on Saturday.
Resuming from a spell in the Benchmark 69 event over 1200 metres, the Gerald Ryan trained son of Redoute's Choice scored by three-quarters of a length.
A $575,000 purchase from the Mill Park draft at the 2015 Magic Millions yearling sale for Stallion Racing / Jadeskye Racing, Pipeline will now target the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 14.
"We've always had a really good opinion of him," stable foreman Blake Ryan said. "We thought he was genuine stakes grade from day one.
"We were fairly confident coming here today he'd run well. Second-up and maybe a touch further he'd beat them but he's come back really well and Timmy rode him a treat.
"He's on his way to the Magic Millions. Big cherries up there on offer so on the way he goes."
Winning rider Tim Clark was also impressed with Pipeline .
"He's a nice colt," Clark said. "He's come back a better horse. Got a great attitude.
"We think he might be a better horse once he gets over 1400m or a mile so it's a good way to start his prep off.
"The Gold Coast is on his radar and on the back of that performance you'd think he'd be somewhere around the mark."
Bred by Mill Park and Mills Thoroughbred Breeding, Pipeline is the second foal and second winner for Group II AJC Villiers Stakes winner Dances on Waves, who was also trained by Ryan.
Mill Park sold the current two year-old from Dances on Waves, a colt by Street Cry (IRE) for $725,000 at Magic Millions this year to China Horse Club / Winstar Farm.
He has been named Superbank and been given to Chris Waller to train.
A royally bred half-sister by Anabaa (USA) to the dam of four-time Group I winner Preferment, Dances on Waves has a yearling colt by Snitzel to be offered at Inglis Easter 2017 and produced another colt by the same sire this spring.
Mill Park graduates enjoyed an early treble with two year-old All American colt Phelps Glory (pictured below) winning on debut at Morphettville followed in the next race by three year-old Al Maher gelding Gun Guru.
Trained by Phillip Stokes, Phelps Glory was a $62,500 Magic Millions Adelaide purchase from the Mill Park draft for Dalziel Racing.
The colt was a successful pinhook having been bought by Hancock Quality Bloodstock from the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale for $15,000.
He is the first winner for Redoute's Choice mare Rekindled Glory, a full sister to Group II winner Rekindled Interest.
An easy winner over 1950 metres, Gun Guru is a homebred for Harry Perk trained by Leon Macdonald and Andre Gluyas.
A half-brother to Group III winner Gamblin' Guru and Group III placed Gossip Guru, he has now won three of eight starts.