Assail Draws Inside in 2013 Magic Millions Classic Barrier Draw

Magic Millions 2013 favourite Assail’s chances were done no harm at the barrier draw this morning after the Clarry Connors-trained filly received the inside barrier.


Magic Millions favourite Assail has drawn barrier one

The Charge Forward two-year-old, who will be ridden by top jockey Craig Williams, was jostling for favouritism with Rick Hore-Lacy’s gelding Clevadude but is now likely to start a clear top elect after her key rival drew barrier 18.

Assail heads into the race unbeaten after a convincing debut win at Warwick Farm in November was backed up by a three-length walloping of her rivals in the Wyong Magic Millions last month.

Clevadude is also unbeaten from two starts, hammering his competition on debut at Cranbourne on December 15 before repeating the dose to the tune of 4 1/2 lengths at Moonee Valley on December 29.

Queensland’s top chance Missy Longstocking received plenty of luck at the draw and will jump from barrier five this weekend.

The Liam Birchley-trained filly has been one of the star juveniles to emerge so far, remaining unbeaten from four starts.

Many questioned the daughter of Sequalo’s ability to run a strong 1200m but she quashed those doubts when winning the BJ McLachlan Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths on December 29.

Fellow Queensland filly Real Surreal shot into contention with a 3 1/2 length win at Eagle Farm on Saturday and he will back up just seven days later from a kind barrier three draw.

Matthew Williams was hoping for an inside draw with his charge Ticket To Toorak but may have to rely on some luck from barrier 12.

Fellow Victorian I’m Too Sexy will be nearby in barrier 10 while Gai Waterhouse-trained pair Certitude and Sweet Idea received 19 and 13 respectively.

BJ McLachlan Stakes third placegetter Architect gains a start from barrier six as first emergency following the scratching of Purrific.

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No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 16 SIR LUMINAR Michael Nolan Hugh Bowman 16 57kg
2 41 CHANGE OF HONOUR Gillian Heinrich Michael Rodd 2 57kg
3 11 CLEVADUDE Rick Hore-Lacy Craig Newitt 18 57kg
4 12 TICKET TO TOORAK Matthew Williams Jamie Mott 12 57kg
5 53316 CHOOSE A SAGA Darryl Hansen Eddie Wilkinson 15 57kg
6 6326 GRACIOUS PROSPECT David Hayes Chad Schofield (a) 9 57kg
7 1111 MISSY LONGSTOCKING Liam Birchley Damian Browne 5 55kg
8 11 ASSAIL Clarry Conners Craig Williams 1 55kg
9 10 I’M TOO SEXY Mark Riley Luke Currie 10 55kg
10 122 SWEET IDEA Gai Waterhouse James McDonald 13 55kg
11 131 REAL SURREAL Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 3 55kg
12 14 CERTITUDE Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 19 55kg
13 3122 GREYTFILLY Robert Heathcote Ryan Wiggins 7 55kg
14 2×51 GLOBAL DREAM Tony Gollan Glen Colless 14 55kg
15 228 PURRIFIC (SCRATCHED) Gillian Heinrich Jeff Lloyd SCRATCHED 55kg
16 12 CALCATTA Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 20 55kg
17e 44323 ARCHITECT Lorraine Erhart Anthony Erhart 6 57kg
18e 11×6 HE’S A LADIES MAN Trevor Rowe TBA 11 57kg
19e 214 MADAME FLY Robert Davies TBA 8 55kg
20e 2×3 ROCKFORD Gai Waterhouse TBA 17 57kg
21e 237 MOROCCAN ROSE Gillian Heinrich TBA 21 55kg