One of the three top-line events punters can enjoy a bet on at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day tomorrow, Saturday January 15, is the 2011 Magic Millions Cup where a red hot betting market is currently lead by four-year-old Captain Sonador.
Winner of this season’s Group 1 Epsom Handicap, the Roger Milne-trained Captain Sonador opened at the top of the $328,000 Magic Millions Cup (1400m) odds at Luxbet paying $3.60 to win tomorrow’s showdown.
The son of Shamardal resumed racing after a short spell with a classy first-up win in the Listed Goldmarket Handicap (1300m) at the Gold Coast track on the third of January carrying 59kg, and despite having been allocated 60kg tomorrow with Glen Boss aboard remains the clear favourite to become the 2011 Magic Millions Cup winner.
Zero Rock is the next shortest-priced runner from the Magic Millions Cup field this year, Kelso Wood’s classy Danzero mare at a quote of $4.40 through Luxbet set to return to her winning form following a fifth place finish behind Captain Sonador in the Goldmarket.
Third favourite in the Cup markets for the Magic Millions feature is Facile Tigre at $6, the Sunshine Coast-based four-year-old coming off a big win from a wide draw on a Heavy Gold Coast track on New Year’s Day, making them a good bet with the waterlogged course tomorrow.
The other top elect in the 2011 Magic Millions Cup betting markets is Phelan Ready, the 2009 Magic Millions Classic winning More Than Ready gelding coming off a third in the Goldmarket and drawn ideally in barrier two for tomorrow.
With the four favourites deservedly at the top of the Magic Millions Cup odds and also the Races.com.au team’s top four to put in your exotics, punters that are seeking more value will be looking towards longer-priced roughies that could cause an upset in the placings.
Our picks here at Races.com.au to add into the Magic Millions Trifectas & First Fours instead of one of the favourites are Howard Wilson’s local gelding Fifteen Carat ($9.50) coming off a fourth in the Goldmarket or Toowoomba galloper Bold Glance, both well-weighted with just 53kg.
Stay tuned for our comprehensive Magic Millions Race Day betting tips and in the meantime lock in your early picks at the best price through Luxbet.
2011 Magic Millions Cup Odds
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*Odds are Fixed Win from Luxbet and subject to change