Lawlor Sweats on Magic Millions Classic Barrier Draw 2012

January 4, 2012

Lawlor Sweats on Magic Millions Classic Barrier Draw 2012

Queensland thoroughbred owner Peter Lawlor is praying his ace youngster Noogoora Burr comes up with a favourable gate when the 2012 Magic Millions Classic Barrier Draw takes place at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast next Tuesday ahead of the $2 million feature running on Saturday January 14.

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Royal Academy gelding Noogoora Burr was a $37,500 Magic Millions Yearling purchase at last year’s sales, connections hoping the stakes winner can bounce back from a disappointing last-start effort to take out the big one and win the Gold Coast MM 2YO Classic.

Peter’s brother David Lawlor prepares Noogoora Burr and is also a part-owner of the very promising juvenile.

Noogoora Burr entered the spotlight after they overcame a Heavy (8) track at Eagle Farm to win by two lengths on debut back in October.

After a break they resumed with a gritty first-up win in the Listed Phelan Ready Stakes (1000m), defeating the Kelso Wood-trained Sizzling by a long neck.

Next start Noogoora Burr and Sizzling faced off again this time in the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m), but it was a very different story for the Phelan Ready Stakes winner.

While Sizzling went on to pull out some scintillating late sectionals after drawing a horror gate to run second to upset winner, the Gai Waterhouse-trained Driefontein, Noogoora Burr didn’t step up to the 1200 metres as well as expected and was beaten seven and a half lengths to finish fifth.

“They went hard out in front (in the BJ McLachlan) and our horse had a tough run with them,” Lawlor said.

“But he didn’t weaken in the run to the line (he was) just beaten by better horses.”

Unsurprisingly Driefontein and Sizzling now share the lead in the Magic Millions Classic odds at Luxbet paying $3.60 a piece, while Noogoora Burr has blown right out to $35 in the futures markets.

“I think we ran into a champ that day,” Lawlor added speaking of Waterhouse’s undefeated filly Driefontein.

If they come up with a gate for the Classic, however, Noogoora Burr’s price is sure to firm especially if they get all the luck and draw the inside alley.

“We’d love to get barrier one,” Lawlor said.

“So far we’ve drawn six and seven (for the horse’s first two starts).”

Now is the time to lock in your early Magic Millions Classic selections at juicy futures prices before the odds shorten with the release of the final field on Monday January 9.

Head to Luxbet now for the full MM Classic odds and betting markets. Even better, get a $400 bonus bet to use on the Magic Millions this year by opening a new Luxbet account, depositing and entering the codeword BONUSBET today!

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