2012 Magic Millons 3YO Guineas Barrier Draw – Safusa Sure Thing in Two

David Pfieffer’s smart Elusive Quality gelding Safusa looks a good thing to take out the Wyong – Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO double after drawing to perfection in gate two for their assignment in the Magic Millions Guineas 2012 on Saturday.

Safusa

Safusa has drawn ideally in barrier two for their Magic Millions 2012 Guineas assignment on Saturday

Safusa saluted for their third career win when putting an easy two lengths on Angel Of Mercy in the Magic Millions Wyong 3YO Stakes (1200m) after overcoming the ‘visitor’s draw’ (12 of 12) last-start on December 22.

They will now be out in force at the Gold Coast on Saturday for the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1200m) as the Luxbet favourite in barrier two.

Looking to emulate their stablemate Graceful Anna who two years ago won both the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO Stakes and the Gold Coast equivalent, the Magic Millions then known as the MM 3YO Trophy, Safusa pays $4 in the latest markets at Luxbet.

Other early favourites in the Magic Millions Guineas odds through Luxbet had mixed results with the gates.

Second elect Happy Hussy ($5 Luxbet) is likely to ease in the markets after David Payne’s last-start Rosehill winner drew barrier 13.

Still, the Hussonet filly has shown she can handle double-digits previously as her New Year’s Eve win over 1400 metres came from gate 11 of 11.

The Chris Waller-trained Subarc, Peter Balzen’s local hero and Vo Rogue Plate winner Punch On, and fourth emergency but equal $8 third pick Angel Of Mercy from the Rosehill stables of Gerald Ryan came up with gates seven, nine and 16 respectively.

Wide barriers haven’t been a major problem in the Magic Millions Guineas, last year’s winner Torio’s Quest having jumped from gate 16 of 16 meaning horses right out are still in with a chance including Craig Williams’ mount Noisy Ocean (barrier 20).

Before Torio’s Quest both Graceful Anna (2010) and Tempest Tost (2009) won the feature from gate 10.

This year the Liam Birchley-trained Pepper Jet ($71 Luxbet) has drawn barrier 10, but it is Happy Hussy that will come into this gate if the five emergencies don’t get a run.

Check out the full Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2012 field, barriers and jockeys in the table below.

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2012 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Barriers & Field

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 7X8115X116 BIGGLES Noel J Doyle Timothy Bell (a) 14 57.5kg
2 51111X2550 ROCKET TO GLORY John Manzelmann Chris Whiteley 12 57kg
3 X08522X882 NOISY OCEAN Bryan Guy Craig Williams 20 57kg
4 X32499X007 DOUBLE IMPACT Jackie Crompton Eddie Wilkinson 21 57kg
5 32X171X425 EASY RUNNING Desleigh Forster Damian Browne 4 57kg
6 11624X1488 AQUATORIAL Ron Macrae Brad Stewart 19 57kg
7 1045000X70 COLLECTOR Robert Bradshaw Kelvin Wharton 17 57kg
8 34X1211 SAFUSA David Pfieffer Jay Ford 2 57kg
9 4X143X1523 SUBARC Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 7 57kg
10 114X009 PEPPER JET Liam Birchley Michael Rodd 10 57kg
11 12177X730 SHOW A PRINCE Liam Birchley Robert Thompson 18 57kg
12 3X61365X21 PUNCH ON Peter Balzen Paul Hammersley 9 56kg
13 323X752044 PLAYTIME Todd Austin Tommy Berry 3 55kg
14 525X1211 HAPPY HUSSY David Payne Corey Brown 13 55kg
15 831428X63 LUCKY MORNA Kelso Wood Chris Munce 11 55kg
16 0450X22267 MERRYANNA Maryann Thexton Jason Taylor 6 55kg
17e 10X692210X PEPPERED BLACK Lawrie Mayfield-Smith 15 57kg
18e 7040X26404 SPINHRO Norm Stephens 8 57kg
19e 2115X3 STATE OF WEALTH Brian Smith Ric McMahon 5 57kg
20e 6X21 ANGEL OF MERCY Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 16 55kg
21e 3X201X312 C’EST LORRAINE Lindsay Gough 1 55kg