Rippa result for Gollan in Millions

Tony Gollan admits I'm A Rippa isn't the best horse he has trained but is thrilled the gelding could share some of the Magic Millions spotlight at the Gold Coast.

Jockey Stephen Baster and trainer Tony Gollan have combined with I'm A Rippa to win the MM QTIS.

Jockey Stephen Baster and trainer Tony Gollan have combined with I'm A Rippa to win the MM QTIS.

Bought for $55,000 as a yearling, I'm A Rippa took his prize money to $808,200 when he led all the way to win Saturday's Magic Millions QTIS Open Handicap (1300m).

I'm A Rippa was backed from $8.50 to $6 and scored by a long neck from Secret Trail ($11) with She's Miss Devine ($13) a length away third.

"He's not the best horse I've trained but he's a real tough little fella who makes his own luck in a race and gives his all," Gollan said.

"To buy a Queensland horse and win a million dollar race is just phenomenal. He didn't cost a lot of money and we've been able to live the dream and come back and win a race like this."

Gollan has a long-range plan to aim I'm A Rippa at feature sprint races in Brisbane next summer.

"He's improved every preparation and I said to the owners he can measure up to the summer carnival next season because he's so hard to get past," he said.

I'm A Rippa was ridden by Group One-winning jockey Stephen Baster who has enjoyed a stellar season including a win in the Group One VRC Oaks aboard Pinot for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

"I'm having a fantastic year. Everything seems to be falling into place and the horses seem to keep running for me," Baster said.

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