Today’s 2012 Wyong Magic Millions 3YO Stakes (1200m) is Driefontein’s to lose, at least if the the betting market is anything to go by.
The Gai Waterhouse-trained filly is currently a $1.14 chance at bookmaker.com.au for the $100,000 in what will be her first start since her spring campaign was cut short due to injury in August.
She might have only had seven career starts but the daughter of Fastnet Rock has already collected more than $1.4 million in prizemoney and boasts an imposing record.
Driefontein was one of the top juveniles of last season, winning the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes, the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, the Listed Widden Stakes as well as finishing sixth in the Golden Slipper and second in the Listed Keith Mackay Quality.
After a strong preparation heading into the spring, injury restricted the exciting youngster to just one spring start where she ran a strong runner-up to Snitzerland in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes.
In the small six-horse field at Wyong today, only She’s A Stalker ($6) joins Driefontein at under double figures.
The Angela Davies-trained filly will be having her second start of the summer after running second to My Sabeel in the Bowermans.com.au Handicap at Canterbury on December 7.
Facing a large step up in class today is Shivarci ($12) who is unbeaten from two career starts.
The Nowra-based gelding scored a tight win at Kembla Grange first-up before backing it up with a more convincing performance at Gosford on December 6.
The three other runners are not given much of a chance in the Wyong Magic Millions Stakes betting market, with Fuming at $34 ahead of genuine outsiders Complete Secret ($71) and Cheers Rihanna ($151).
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