2010 BMW Magic Millions 2YO Classic Final Field & Preview

This Saturday the Gold Coast Turf Club is set to host their biggest race day of the year as part of the highly anticipated Magic Millions Carnival. The meeting begins with a number of quality events before the track is graced by some truly talented two-year-olds in the richest race of the day, the $2million BMW Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m), scheduled as race seven.

The 2YO Classic is one of two RR status races at the meeting, open only to Magic Millions purchased horses, the other being race six, the $1million Queensland Racing Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (1400m).

Currently heading the betting markets for the coveted sprint at $4.50 is the John O?Shea-trained Ambers Waltz. Due to be ridden by in-form jockey Corey Brown, the favourite has received a horror draw and will have to put in a big effort to cross the capacity field of quality contenders on Saturday.

Meanwhile second favourite, Military Rose ($6) has drawn far better with barrier four and is certain to battle Ambers Waltz for favouritism leading up to the race. Military Rose?s trainer, Gillian Heinrich, is attempting to win the Magic Millions Classic with the first Gold Coast-trained horse since the inaugural winner Snippets in 1987. And considering the excellent recent form of her runner, the General Nediym filly having won her past three starts, and the pleasing barrier draw, she looks a good chance to do just that.

The Tony Gollan-trained Spirit Of Boom (br. 13) is also getting much support from the punters and is sitting at $6.50 following his fantastic victory in the Prelude Plate (900m) over the weekend.

Another locally trained hopeful looking to keep the trophy at the Gold Coast is the speedy Startsmeup ($7). Trained by Bruce Hill, the Danzero gelding had a spectacular win on debut, but only managed to finish third behind Military Rose last start in the B J McLachlan at Doomben. Startsmeup has great gate speed and will need it to overcome his wide draw on Saturday.

Currently a $14 chance for the Classic, Marking Time has secured the coveted barrier one and will start beside David Haye?s outsider Ebony Rock ($31) in barrier two.

A filly not to be overlooked is the Barry Baldwin-trained Demanding Miss, especially considering she has drawn ideally with barrier eight and will start from five if the emergencies do not gain a start. Demanding Miss will be ridden by three times Magic Millions Classic winning jockey Chris Munce.

2010 BMW Magic Millions 2YO Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw:

No

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight

1
BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS
Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 15 56
2
MUNDI GULLY
Julie Green Dennis Whitmore 18 56
3
JANTZEN
Helen Page Jason Taylor 21 56
4
SPIRIT OF BOOM
Tony Gollan Kristy Banks 13 56
5
MARKING TIME
Alan Bailey Glen Colless 1 56
6
EXTREME MOVER
Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 16 56
7
STARTSMEUP
Bruce W Hill Paul Hammersley 19 56
8
EBONY ROCK
David Hayes Brad Rawiller 2 56
9
MILITARY ROSE
Gillian Heinrich Stathi Katsidis 4 54
10
TOUGH LUCK
Robert Bradshaw Jim Byrne 14 54
11
TRIPLE CROWN
Gary Portelli Craig Williams 9 54
12
DEMANDING MISS
Barry Baldwin Chris Munce 8 54
13
AMBERS WALTZ
John O’Shea Corey Brown 17 54
14
RED BELLY BLACK
David Hayes Glen Boss 6 54
15
RINGA RINGA ROSIE
Bevan & Richard Laming Michael Cahill 12 54
16
WANDERING STAR
Liam Birchley Brad Pengelly 11 54
Emergencies:
17e
TRICARICO
David Hayes 20 56
18e
PARIS BLU
Barry Baldwin Anthony Pattillo 3 54
19e
MR DE LAGO
Stephen Jones 5 56
20e
POWER OF ED
Helen Page 10 56
21e
CUDDLES FOR NAARA
John P Thompson 7 54