If any jockey is owing for a modify of luck in Saturday’s Magic Hundreds of thousands Common at the Gold Coast it is Corey Brown.
Brown, who will experience the David Hayes-qualified Mrs Gray, has ridden placegetters in several of the previous 5 runnings of the $ two million feature.
He was third on Royal Asscher in 2007 and has had to content himself with second for the earlier two years aboard Overcome Kitty and Ambers Waltz.
“The yr before previous I actually finished second in both the two and three-year-previous races,” Brown explained.
“I have won a several-12 months-previous, I have not won a two-year-outdated but it would be wonderful to set a single on the mantelpiece.
“I will definitely be providing it my greatest shot.”
Victorian Mrs Gray has barely rated a mention in Magic Millions (1200m) discussions.
Nonetheless a maiden right after three begins, she was twice put in Melbourne late very last year prior to a game second to Millions third elect Amorino at Rosehill on December 31.
That was her initial commence the right-handed way of likely and Brown expects her to reward from the encounter.
Mrs Gray does have a horror gate in 19 but even so Brown believes she is more than the odds at $ 41 with TAB Sportsbet.
“I’m extremely surprised she’s the cost she is,” Brown said.
“I know she’s drawn the carpark and it’s likely to be hard from out there but if she’d drawn a decent gate I would have believed she’d be really aggressive.
“I rate her an each-way chance, specially at forty-1.”
Of the Magic Hundreds of thousands winners because 2005 only one particular, Mirror Mirror in 2006, has drawn a double-figure alley.
The top rated 3 fancies this year – Driefontein, Sizzling and Amorino – have all drawn eight or below.
But as Brown states, very good attracts in large-strain races also arrive with challenges.
“This is a race which is often a substantial-strain race no issue in which you draw,” he stated.
“I know all the fancied runners have drawn excellent gates but that isn’t going to mean they are heading to get the very best runs.
“They are going to have to use a honest little bit of petrol early just to hold their positions.
“I’m going to require luck from out there but you never ever know when you are at the Gold Coastline.
“I seem to have luck there every other 12 months.”