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11/1/2019 Femme Fireball helped by barrier one

Trainer Robert Heathcote has spoken of his delight at talented mare Femme Fireball (Pierro) drawing barrier one for the Magic Millions Fillies & Mares race at the Gold Coast tomorrow. The four-year-old has been luckless with barriers in recent starts, including when finishing down the field in the Nudgee Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Doomben last month. "At last, as we have gone two campaigns where she has had shocking barrier draws," Heathcote said. “The fact she has been able to win some of those races shows how good she is. We should be able to ride her closer and I give her a real chance of a knockout."

In early betting markets Femme Fireball is $21.Check out the latest betting market.