Jockey Corey Brown rides Pierata to win race 7, the Magic Millions VO Rogue Plate, during the Road to Magic Millions Raceday at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane, Saturday, December 30, 2017.(AAP Image/Albert Perez) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Jockey Corey Brown rides Pierata to win race 7, the Magic Millions VO Rogue Plate, during the Road to Magic Millions Raceday at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane, Saturday, December 30, 2017.(AAP Image/Albert Perez) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Jonker on top after big guns draw wide

NSW raider Jonker has wrestled back favouritism for Saturday's $2m Magic Millions 2YO Classic after the two shining stars from the lead-up races drew wide at Tuesday's barrier draw.

Sunlight (15) and Ef Troop (18) fared poorly, but if the emergencies don't get a run, the pair will start side by side in gates 12 and 13.

The David Atkins-trained Jonker drew three and will almost certainly start from gate two for Hugh Bowman, with the inside draw going to third emergency Spirit's Pride.

Tab.com.au's Glenn Munsie said off the back of the draw, Jonker had firmed to $4.20 favourite, in from $4.50 pre-draw.

Conversely, Ef Troop and Sunlight both eased from $4 to $4.60.

There is traditionally an over-reaction immediately following the draw and this year has a likeness to what happened last year.

Hugh Bowman's mount From Within drew nearer the inside in 2017 and firmed to a clear favourite post-draw, as Houtzen drifted coming up with the extreme outside gate.

Yet come race day, Houtzen was best backed and started equal favourite before romping home.

Ef Troop's trainer Tony Gollan and Tony McEvoy (Sunlight) will be hoping for a similar scenario this year. McEvoy was not overly disappointed with Sunlight's draw.

 

Jonker is back into favouritism for the MM Classic after drawing gate three. Picture: Steve Hart
Jonker is back into favouritism for the MM Classic after drawing gate three. Picture: Steve Hart

 

"It's an OK draw I think," McEvoy said. "I didn't want to draw completely out or completely in. I think that barrier with her speed allows her to take her time to go forward and she will be right on the back of whatever is the speed.

"More helpful is Ef Troop drawing 18. We will work off the back of him. He has to do what last year's winner did. I'm relaxed going in and I hope she's good enough."

Pierata firmed to $2.40 favourite with tab.com.au after drawing the inside in the Magic Millions Guineas.

Sasso Corbaro remains clear second pick at $5.50, despite coming up with gate 14 (she will jump from 12 if the emergencies don't gain a start).

 

$2m MAGIC MILLIONS 2YO CLASSIC (1200m)

GOLD COAST, SATURDAY 2PM

Set weights, apprentices cannot claim

Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds (opened/pre-draw/post-draw)

1 JONKER D Atkins H Bowman (3) 57kg $26 $4.50 $4.20

2 EF TROOP T Gollan M McGillivray (18) 57kg $15 $4 $4.60

3 QUACKERJACK M Newnham K Jennings (19) 57kg $51 $26 $31

4 LEGISLATION P & P Snowden D Browne (7) 57kg $15 $26 $26

5 FULLAZABOOT S Kendrick T Angland (21) 57kg $51 $26 $26

6 CROCKETT T McEvoy J Kah (10) 57kg $15 $51 $51

7 BONDI P & P Snowden B Shinn (20) 57kg $8 $13 $15

8 SKYRAY C Conners J Collett (8) 57kg $51 $51 $51

9 MERYL L Curtis C Reith (5) 55kg $101 $17 $15

10 SECRET LADY G Portelli B Melham (11) 55kg $26 $17 $18

11 SUNLIGHT T McEvoy L Currie (15) 55kg $26 $4 $4.60

12 NOMOTHAJ D & B Hayes & T Dabernig S Baster (2) 55kg $15 $13 $11

13 OUTBACK BARBIE T Gollan J Byrne (6) 55kg $51 $51 $26

14 ANTHEMOESSA M Cumani J Childs (4) 55kg $51 $26 $26

15 WITHERSPOON B Widdup C Brown (12) 55kg $26 $26 $31

16 WHISKEY SHOOTER G Waterhouse & A Bott T Clark (9) 55kg $51 $51 $51

17e PAQUIRRI Gary Moore - (17) 57kg $26 $101 $101

18e TERMINOLOGY G Waterhouse & A Bott - (14) 55kg $26 $51 $51

19e SPIRIT'S PRIDE M Nolan - (1) 57kg $101 $301 $201

20e SUGAR SIZZLE A Plumb R Plumb (16) 55kg $201 $201 $201

21e CATASTROPHIC Chris Munce - (13) 57kg $51 $101 $101

 

 

MARKET: TAB FIXED ODDS

 

CLASSIC BIG BETS

$5000 @ $15 on Jonker (Dec 3)

$5000 @ $11 on Terminology (Dec 18)

$5000 @ $11 on Sunlight (Dec 23)

$5000 @ $9 on Terminology (Dec 18)

$2800 @ $4.50 on Ef Troop (Jan 4)

$2500 @ $8 on Sunlight (Dec 24)

$2000 @ $8 on Sunlight (Dec 23)

$2000 @ $4.50 on Ef Troop (Dec 28)

$1300 @ $11 on Terminology (Dec 13)

$1000 the win / $500 the place @ $26/$7.25 on Meryl (Dec 30)

$1000 @ $26 on Sunlight (Dec 17)

$1000 Double @ $23.76 on Jonker (Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic on Dec 21 - Won) | Jonker (2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic) (Dec 21)

$1000 each-way @ $17/$5 on Meryl (Dec 31)

$1000 @ $15 on Terminology (Dec 9)

$1000 @ $15 on Terminology (Dec 10)

$1000 @ $11 on Jonker (Dec 19)

$900 each-way @ $26/$7.25 on Secret Lady (Dec 15)

$800 @ $26 on Nomothaj (Jan 6)

$350 the win / $600 the place @ $101/$26 on Meryl (Dec 30)

$300 the win / $500 the place @ $101/$26 on Meryl (Dec 26)

 

 

$2 million MAGIC MILLIONS 3YO GUINEAS (1400m)

GOLD COAST, SATURDAY 3PM

Set weights plus penalties, Apprentices cannot claim.

Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds (opened/pre-draw/post-draw)

1 PIERATA G Hickman C Brown (1) 57kg $8 $2.50 $2.40

2 GOODFELLA B Baker J Collett (6) 56.5kg $11 $11 $9.50

3 WHYPEEO Toby Edmonds - (16) 56.5kg $26 $15 $18

4 CURDLED P Robl J Byrne (4) 56.5kg $101 $26 $26

5 SAINT PATRICKS DAY C Munce R Stewart (18) 56.5kg $51 $101 $101

6 BEL SONIC J Warren B Melham (12) 56kg $26 $15 $15

7 SHOGUN SUN K Schweida D Browne (10) 56kg $26 $26 $26

8 ARRESTAR M Dunn - (13) 56kg $201 $201 $201

9 WILD HEART M, W & J Hawkes B Avdulla (3) 56kg $51 $11 $9.50

10 MAGNUFIGHTER G Duncan J Kah (2) 56kg $51 $51 $51

11 CALCULATED C Waller H Bowman (15) 56kg $15 $9 $11

12 PINCH PASSION R Heathcote C Reith (5) 56kg $101 $301 $201

13 SMARTEDGE P & P Snowden - (17) 56kg $15 $15 $18

14 CELLARGIRL K Schweida M Walker (9) 54.5kg $15 $51 $51

15 SASSO CORBARO K Lees D Oliver (14) 54kg $26 $5 $6

16 LADY OF CREBILLY P Stokes R Bayliss (7) 54kg $26 $26 $26

17e I AM IMPINGE T Edmonds - (11) 56kg $101 $51 $51

18e CRUZE B Lockwood - (8) 56kg $101 $101 $101

 

 

MARKET: TAB FIXED ODDS

GUINEAS BIG BETS

$10,000 @ $8 on Pierata (December 4)

$6,000 @ $5 on Pierata (December 16)

$5,000 @ $4 on Pierata (December 30)

$1,400 @ $8 on Pierata (December 3)

 

 

 

MULTIS ON MAGIC MILLIONS RACES

$4000 Double @ $10 on Ef Troop (Magic Millions 2YO Classic) | Pierate (Magic Millions 3YO Guineas) (Jan 8).

$1600 Double @ $16.10 on Jonker (2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic) | Pierata (2018 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas) (Dec 29).

$1000 Double @ $21.16 on Ef Troop (2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic) | Pierata (2018 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas) (Dec 21).


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