Trevor Andrews’ Lucky Street has opened as TAB favourite for the Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday.
The son of Oratorio has shot to $3.40 favouritism after drawing ideally in gate two at a function in Perth this afternoon.
Lucky Street, to be ridden by Paul Harvey, hasn’t raced since posting a devastating 4 ¾ length win at Ascot last October.
The promising juvenile, who can give Andrews his third win in the $250,000 feature, has won two recent trials over 400m and 1000m.
Andrews, who won previously with Time To Climb (2010) and Ravinia (2006), was delighted by Lucky Street’s starting position.
“That’s where you want to be,” said Andrews.
“He doesn’t have to do too much work.
“It gives him every opportunity.”
Neville Parnham’s Fremond, who will jump from gate four for his son, Steven, is the second elect at $4.60.
The Not A Single Doubt colt scored a smart win on debut before running a luckless fourth to Lucky Street in October.
The Parnham combination have yet to taste success in the Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic but ran second last year with Rommel.
Stable mate Light Up The Sky has drawn pole position for Brad Parnham. The Big Brown filly is at $16.
Dion Luciani prepares $5.50 prospect Chantski who has the burden of the widest gate in the field of runners.
The Luciani name is no stranger to the Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic honour roll with Dion’s father, Lou, preparing Amelia’s Reason (2008), Lock The Vault (2005) and Gambei (2001).
Paul Jordan’s Senso, who led throughout in convincing fashion last-start, has been gifted a gun draw in gate six.
The Street Sense colt, to be ridden by Ryan Hill, is rated a $6.50 hope.
Jordan has come close to taking the race out previously when Clarecastle (2006) and Nervola Belle (2000) ran second and Volition third (2004).
Dan Morton’s prospects of a record third consecutive race win rests with Incoming Tide.
The daughter of Danehill Express, who has drawn in ten and was beaten a half-length when second to Senso, is at $12.
Morton will also play a strong hand in the Magic Millions Perth 3YO Trophy (1200m) with Red Ora and Cadenza.
Red Ora, unbeaten in four career starts, holds $2.35 favouritism.
The Due Sasso gelding will be in the hands of leading jockey William Pike from barrier five.
Cadenza and jockey Shaun O’Donnell, who combined to take out the Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic (1100m) last year, will aim for a unique double
The pair will do battle in the field of 11 from barrier 8. The Oratorio filly, who trailed Rommel in last year’s WA Guineas (1600m), is quoted an $11 chance.