Magic Millions 2yo classic preview – Gold Coast Race 5 By guest reviewer Todd Burmester The Magic Millions takes centre stage this Saturday at The Gold Coast and it is once again an excellent day of racing. The main race itself does look to come down to a few key chances but on occasion, this race can throw up a surprise result. A punting lesson I have outlined recently is that being on the pace is an advantage. A pressure cooker two-year-old event sometimes can defy that but this year I don’t expect that to be the case. I suspect the best horse in the race is Sizzling, however he looks certain to have the disadvantage of giving them a fair start. That is ultimately what brought him unstuck last start and could do that again on Saturday. For that reason, I am going to tip his last start conqueror Driefontein. I like the acceleration shown by this horse at the right time last start to pinch a winning break and then go on strongly with the job. The other horse that impressed me with acceleration last start was Amorino. Both Amorino and Driefontein are drawn to get somewhere up near the lead fairly easily so I think they have to be marked as the top two picks. Amorino has the services of Jim Cassidy and he is riding as well as ever in my opinion. If Sizzling is able to settle close enough there’s no doubt he is a live threat and he has been supported in early betting. The improver in the race could be the stablemate to Driefontein which is No Looking Back. This horse is a veteran of only one start and most two-year-olds do improve at their second race outing. Lady Colours is another that may improve from her last start win which was quite impressive but she does have an extra 300m and barrier 15 to contend with. In summary, there is certainly no such thing as a good thing in races like this but Driefontein looks to have the pace and acceleration advantage that stacks the odds in her favour.