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|