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Rupert Draws Perfectly For Magic Millions Guineas
Sydney colt Winning Rupert remains a dominant $1.60 favourite for Saturday's $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) after drawing ideally in barrier six. His main threat, dual Gr1-winning filly Global Glamour, drew poorly in gate 20 which pushed her price out to second favourite at $5.50. "He's one horse I wasn't too concerned about where he draws, because he does have such good natural speed," Winning Rupert's trainer Bjorn Baker told Racing.com. "But it is nice to draw in. It's always a shorter way home, so from that gate he should get a good run." He added: "I'm really happy with the draw and really happy with how he is." Winning Rupert extended his unbeaten record to 5 wins (including the Gr2 Champagne Classic) from 5 starts when scoring yet another brilliant victory in the Gr3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) at Eagle Farm on New Year's Eve. The chestnut colt, who picked up a $500,000 bonus for clean sweeping the Queensland Summer Crowns series, which also included the QTIS Three-Year-Old Plate & Gold Edition Plate, has now won all his starts by a combined margin of 15.3 lengths.