2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day – Race 5 Magic Millions Cup Tips & Field

The first of the ‘big three’ Magic Millions feature showdowns lighting up the Gold Coast Racecourse today is the $328,000 Magic Millions Cup running as Race 5 at 3:20pm (AEDST), and below are the Races.com.au Magic Millions Cup betting tips.

The 2011 Magic Millions Cup field features 10 star gallopers with #1 Captain Sonador the pronounced favourite in the Luxbet markets paying $3.80 to win.

Roger Milne’s Shamardal four-year-old Captain Sonador has drifted out slightly in the odds after opening at $3.60, however having won the Listed Goldmarket Handicap at the Gold Coast track last start is still the punters pick in Race 5 at the Gold Coast today.

Looking at the Magic Millions Cup field, the Races.com.au team think an upset result is on the cards and have our money on #2 Phelan Ready to win at a nice price.

Gold Coast Race 5 – Magic Millions Cup Betting Tips

  • Races.com.au Favourite: #2 Phelan Ready – Rated Special to Win at $7 through Luxbet
  • Best Place Bets: #3 Zero Rock and #1 Captain Sonador

More Than Ready four-year-old Phelan Ready has remained at $7 to win today’s Magic Millions Cup, not getting much love from the punters.

Considering this previous Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner ran a gallant third behind Captain Sonador last start, has a better barrier draw than the favourite starting from gate two and will carry 2.5kg less, Phelan Ready is great value and in our opinion hard to go past.

A Group 1 winner this season Captain Sonador is still in our top three picks, but watch for Zero Rock to finish second, the in-form mare nicely weighted and ready to return to her previous winning form.

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2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup Field

# Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rating
1 CAPTAIN SONADOR Roger Milne Glen Boss 5 60 110
2 PHELAN READY Jason McLachlan Michael Cahill 2 57.5 105
3 ZERO ROCK Kelso Wood Chris Munce 8 55.5 105
4 RASMUSSEN Gillian Heinrich Daniel Griffin 1 53.5 97
5 BOLD GLANCE Norm Hilton Bobby El-Issa 6 53 94
6 FIFTEEN CARAT Howard Wilson Craig Williams 10 53 94
7 MADIBAGOLD David Payne Larry Cassidy 3 53 91
8 FIST OF FURY John O’Shea Corey Brown 4 53 89.5
9 FACILE TIGRE Jason McLachlan Jim Byrne 9 53 88
10 LUCKY LEAK Patrick Sexton Mark Newnham 7 53 84