Driefontein On Song for Wyong Magic Millions Stakes 2012

December 19, 2012

Driefontein On Song for Wyong Magic Millions Stakes 2012

After a lengthy spell and having been absent from the spring carnival, Gai Waterhouse’s $1.45 million earner Driefontein is spot on for her return to racing this Thursday in the 2012 Wyong Magic Millions 3YO Stakes.

Driefontein

Driefontein is the odds-on favourite for the 2012 Wyong Magic Millions 3YO Stakes

The Star Thoroughbreds-owned Fastnet Rock filly kicked off her career in sensational style winning her opening four career starts on the trot including the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at Doomben last December.

Following her Group triumph Driefontein, ridden by Tommy Berry, was second past the post to stablemate No Looking Back in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) on the Gold Coast but was awarded the win on protest.

Last seen running a first-up second to Golden Slipper runner-up Snitzerland in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on August 18, Dreifontein was saved for another summer-autumn campaign with connections opting not to race her through the spring.

“It would be been extremely difficult for Driefontein to race through the spring and then come back for the Magic Millions,” Star Thoroughbred’s director Denise Martin said.

“The filly didn’t have an injury or anything but Gai felt she needed a longer spell to recover from her stellar two-year-old season.

“Since she has returned to work, she has been very relaxed and happy with the world. She is absolutely flying on the track and Tommy could not be happier with her.”

Tomorrow she will shoot for another Magic Millions success this time in the $100,000 Wyong Magic Millions 3YO Classic (1200m) where she will jump odds-on favourite to defeat the likes of Angela Davies’ consistent Gosford galloper She’s A Stalker and the Robert Price-trained General Nediym gelding Shivarchi who has won both of their career starts to date.

Martin is confident she’ll live up to her short price too after two good barrier trials at Randwick, the most recent of which saw her put three lengths on her rivals to win over 1000m on December 3 with Berry in the saddle.

“Both of her trials have been very good and she is going to be hard to beat at Wyong,” Martin said.

Driefontein is again heading towards the Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day running on January 12, 2013, with the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas on the radar.

She is currently the $5.50 second favourite in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas odds trailing only Kelso Wood’s rank Snitzel colt Sizzling who was last seen taking out the Gold Edition Plate at Eagle Farm last Saturday.

If successful next month in the Magic Millions Guineas Driefontein will become the first horse in history to take out the Gold Coast MM Classic – MM Guineas in successive seasons.

Waterhouse and Martin are also a chance of going back-to-back in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast meeting next month with the unbeaten Certitude a $14 fancy in the bookmaker.com.au markets – a price sure to firm if she salutes as the favourite in Thursday’s $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

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