Coolangatta draws 13 at MM 2YO Classic barrier draw

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The barrier draw for Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) has made things a bit tougher for short-priced favourite Coolangatta after the filly drew gate 13.

Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, the daughter of Written Tycoon debuted with a runaway victory over Drisana in the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick.

Following a two-month break, she tightened her grip on the 2YO Classic with a dominant 2.25-length victory over Thelwell in the BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at Doomben.

The Peter and Paul Snowden-prepared Russian Conquest is the only other runner under double figures ($7), and she jumps from gate 4 with jockey Kerrin McEvoy taking the ride.

Having also debuted with a victory, the daughter of Russian Revolution made easy work of an 1100m assignment at Randwick as she scored by more than three lengths over Snitcat who was beaten six lengths on debut by Coolangatta.

While Russian Conquest spearheads the Snowden attack, the stable is also represented by Miss Hellfire ($12) and Revolutionary Miss ($61) who have drawn gates 11 and 8 respectively.

Barrier 2 has been the most successful barrier (5 wins) in the 2YO feature, and in 2022, the Gary Portelli-trained Snitcat has drawn the coveted gate.

2022 Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic Barrier Draw:

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier  Weight
1 CUSACK Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 6 57kg
2 MISHANI WARFARE Les Ross 7 57kg
3 STUPENDO Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 19 57kg
4 MISHANI SPARTAN Les Ross 3 57kg
5 GOLDEN ARTIE Bryan & Daniel Guy Ben Thompson 17 57kg
7 THELWELL Sharryn Livingstone Justin Stanley 5 57kg
8 HEROIC SON Peter & Will Hulbert Adin Thompson (a) 9 57kg
9 COOLANGATTA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 13 55kg
10 SOARING AMBITION Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 20 55kg
11 RUSSIAN CONQUEST Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 55kg
12 MISS HELLFIRE Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 11 55kg
13 SNEAKY STARTER Mick Mair Ms Tiffani Brooker 10 55kg
14 PERFECT MISSION Michael Costa Andrew Mallyon 14 55kg
15 SNITCAT Gary Portelli Jason Collett 2 55kg
16 BRIGHT BLUE SKY Jamie Richards 16 55kg
17e SWISS EXILE Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 1 57kg
18e SPANISH ANGELS Les Ross 18 55kg
19e REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden 8 55kg
20e WILD BOTANICA Kacy Fogden 15 55kg
21e RUSSIAN WARRIOR Allan Chau 12 55kg