Buffering unveiled the redeveloped Eagle Farm course proper on Tuesday morning with an 800m gallop in preparation for his next Group 1 mission in Dubai.
Eagle Farm has been closed since the 2014 winter carnival and is due to reopen on May 11.
The champion son of Mossman spaced stablemate Dream Of Slips by 6 lengths shortly after a downpour soaked Brisbane. “I asked Damian (Browne) to make sure he stretched out,” trainer Rob Heathcote said. “He won’t have another serious hit-out until he gets to Dubai.”
Buffering (8g Mossman – Action Annie by Anabaa) will carry 60kg in G1 Al Quoz Turf Sprint (1000m) at Meydan on March 26. He has opened at $6 in pre-post markets behind Ertijaal ($3.80)
The favourite is a Sheikh Hamdan homebred (by Oasis Dream) who has scored convincing front-running victories in his last two starts on turf at Meydan.
Queensland’s favourite son flies out to the Gulf on Thursday. He was last seen winning the $1 million Magic Millions QTIS Open Plate (1300m) at the Gold Coast on January 9.
Buffering is the most successful Magic Millions graduate of all time having banked over $6.44 million from 19 wins in 51 starts. He cost just $22,000 as a yearling at the 2009 Gold Coast March Sale.
Vinery sire Mossman has 3 yearlings entered for this year’s Magic Millions Sale on March 21 & 22 starting with filly from NZ bred Dollar Dollie (Lot 85). The mare is a half-sister to the dam of Perth stakes winner Neverland (Big Brown).