The 2011 Magic Millions Carnival comes to a peak this Saturday, January 15th, with the major Race Day set to run at the Gold Coast Racecourse featuring an elite line-up of races including the $170,000 Magic Millions Stayers Cup (1800m).
Scheduled to run as Race 3 on Saturday, the 2011 Magic Millions Stayers Cup has drawn a capacity field of 14 starters plus four emergencies.
Two horses are currently battling for favouritism in the online Magic Millions Stayers Cup betting markets, with Pepperwood the narrow favourite ahead of Fusakeo paying around $4 and $4.40 respectively at the online bookmakers such as Luxbet.
Drawn out wide in barrier 16 but set to move in if the emergencies don’t gain a start, Liam Birchley’s Easy Rocking six-year-old Pepperwood is coming off an impressive three length win in the Listed Bernborough Handicap (1615m) at Doomben on Boxing Day but has been allocated a hefty 57kg on Saturday.
The Gai Waterhouse-trained Fusakeo has drawn slightly better with gate 12, an ideal light-weight chance with just 53kg and Glen Boss in the mount.
Other early fancies in the large field of stayers include Benborough Handicap second and third placegetters Jazz Heart (barrier three) and Tagus (barrier nine), and last start winner at the Gold Coast Brave The Way (barrier eight).
Longer priced roughies to look at including in your exotic bets for the Magic Millions Stayers Cup this year include Kris Lees’ Fastnet Rock gelding Admiral’s Cup dropping back from 59kg they carried to victory on December 27 to just 53kg on Saturday and the Alan Bailey-trained Agnes Dream.
Race time for the 2011 Strategic Airlines Magic Millions Stayers Cup is 2:00pm (AEDST), the event accompanied by eight other quality showdowns including the highlight event of the day, the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic running as Race 7 and featuring the likes of Pepper Jet, Military Grace and clear favourite Karuta Queen.
Don’t miss a second of the Gold Coast Magic Millions racing action on Saturday by following us here at Races.com.au as we report the latest tips, odds and results all day.
In the meantime lock your early picks in at the best price in Australia online at our preferred bookie Luxbet!
2011 Magic Millions Stayers Cup Final Field & Barriers
|1||PEPPERWOOD||Liam Birchley||Glen Colless||16||57|
|2||TAGUS||John P Thompson||Jim Byrne||9||55|
|3||JAZZ HEART||Bryan Guy||Chris Munce||3||53.5|
|4||CHILLED||Les Kelly||Michael Cahill||1||53|
|5||FEMINA FASHION||Trevor Whittington||Glyn Schofield||10||53|
|6||AGNES DREAM||Alan Bailey||Michael Palmer (a)||14||53|
|7||ENCOSTA TSZYU||Brian Smith||Scott Galloway||2||53|
|8||FUSAKEO||Gai Waterhouse||Glen Boss||12||53|
|9||BELL ACADEMY||Bradley Herne||Jason Holder||5||53|
|10||BRAVE THE WAY||Alan Bailey||Craig Williams||8||53|
|11||SEESAWING||Kelly Schweida||Larry Cassidy||17||53|
|12||FANTASTIC BLUE||Paul N Nolan||Bobby El-Issa||13||53|
|13||HOLLYWOOD AND VINE||Paul Messara||Tommy Berry (a)||4||53|
|14||ADMIRAL’S CUP||Kris Lees||Corey Brown||7||53|
|15||MOTOWN LADY||Bruce W Hill||–||18||53|
|16||TELESTAH LA VISTAH||Robert Reilly||Michael Hellyer (a)||11||53|
|17||PLAYACTION||David Peoples||Wanderson D’Avila||15||53|
|18||HEY DIDDLEDIDDLE||Shane L Smith||–||6||53|