Graceful Anna Wins Magic Millions 3YO Trophy

Aside from the infamous Magic Millions Classic, the other highlight event of the Gold Coast?s Magic Millions Raceday last Saturday was the $1million Queensland Racing Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (1400m), which was taken out by Graceful Anna in her fifth successive victory.

The David Pfieffer-trained filly Graceful Anna ($6) won by a long neck ahead of Anthony Cummings? fast-finishing Tallow ($13), with the odds-on favourite Love Conquers All ($3.30) just a nose back for third.? Stewards dismissed a protest by Love Conquers All?s jockey Darren Beadman over runner-up Tallow ridden by Corey Brown regarding an alleged interference within the last 100m and the placings stayed as they were.

Purchased as a yearling for just $38 000, the Canny Lad filly has now won $807 900 in prize money over her six career starts that included a second placing on debut followed by an impressive five straight wins.

Graceful Anna was ridden by her regular rider Peter Robl after Blake Shinn, who rode the filly to her previous-start success in the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate on Boxing Day, repaid his mate for that mount with Saturday?s ride.

The winner sat on the outside of the leader to start but soon charged to the front, securing the lead on the straight and held on strong to claim a determined victory.

2010 Magic Millions 3YO Trophy Results:

Placing

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Margin (L)

Odds

1
GRACEFUL ANNA
David Pfieffer Peter Robl $6
2
TALLOW
Anthony Cummings Corey Brown 0.4 $13
3
LOVE CONQUERS ALL
M, W & J Hawkes Darren Beadman 0.5 $3.30F
4
LATIN NEWS
Bart Cummings Glyn Schofield 2.8 $13
5
SHOOT OUT
John Wallace Stathi Katsidis 3.6 $3.70
6
CAPTAIN SONADOR
Roger Milne Chris Munce 4.4 $31
7
FEMINA FASHION
Trevor Whittington Jason Holder 5.2 $51
8
TEMPLE OF BOOM
Tony Gollan Michael Cahill 5.4 $21
9
DOUBTFUL JACK
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 5.5 $15
10
FANTASTIC BLUE
Paul N Nolan Shane Scriven 6.5 $51
11
DEER VALLEY
Steele Ryan Daniel Ganderton 6.6 $7
12
CHOISTAR
Tony Sears Brad Pengelly 6.8 $13
13
DOUBLE HEART
Helen Page Jason Taylor 10.1 $101
14
SPOT ON TARGET
Howard Wilson Danny Nikolic 10.3 $51
15
EMMA’S HEART
Bruce Brown Glen Boss 10.4 $51
16
PRINCESS QUALO
Robert Heathcote Larry Cassidy 11.4 $26