2011 Magic Millions Country Cup Won by Midnight At Ascot – Gold Coast Race 8 Results

After Karuta Queen gave the punters a win in the 2011 Magic Millions Classic result at the Gold Coast, the next race of the day was won by the Darren Smith-trained Midnight At Ascot who scored a narrow victory in the $82,000 Magic Millions Country Cup (1400m).

Four-year-old Mossman gelding Midnight At Ascot ($4.20 Luxbet) was originally an emergency for the Magic Millions Country Cup but gained a late start after a number of scratchings.

Ridden patiently by in-form hoop Corey Brown, Midnight At Ascot burst through up the middle to lead the field after hitting the home straight.

Looking like they would run away with a massive victory, Paul Nolan’s Catbird gelding Golden Kid raced up to meet Midnight At Ascot and the pair made a thrilling two horse race out of the event.

On the line Midnight At Ascot was just two strong and narrowly defeated Golden Kid.

In a photo-finish for third after the remainder of the runners had been left behind, Racing Heart was awarded the final place.

Midnight At Ascot has now won five of their 22 career starts.

One final race is left to run before the end of the 2011 Magic Millions BMW Race Day with Race 9 – the $82,000 Magic Millions Class 6 Plate (1200m) due to jump at 6:00pm (AEDST).

There’s still time to enjoy one last Magic Millions bet! Head to Australia’s favourite online bookie Luxbet now and even if you don’t have an account it only takes a few minutes to sign up, claim a free bet using the code word BONUSBET and get your wager down on the Magic Millions Class 6 Plate!

2011 Magic Millions Country Cup Finishing Order

HORSE JOCKEY PLACINGS STARTING PRICE
MIDNIGHT AT ASCOT COREY BROWN 1st $4F
GOLDEN KID BOBBY EL-ISSA 2nd $21
RACING HEART JIM BYRNE 3rd $6
STRAP THEORY PAUL HAMMERSLEY 4th $5.50
DUEL SHOW JASON TAYLOR 5th $17
RETROSPECT GLEN BOSS 6th $9
TWO TONE CHRIS MUNCE 7th $21
SLEPNER TYRONE HUXHAM 8th $41
TYSON RULES TOMMY BERRY 9th $19
SCARLETT JO LARRY CASSIDY 10th $13
DANCE AT MIDNIGHT JANA PIPER 11th $19
POINT PAIN JOE BOWDITCH 12th $41
LINE BY LINE MICHAEL CAHILL 13th $31
RAPID LEICA JACKO RYAN WIGGINS 14th $14
SARABAH ROSE MICHAEL HUGHES 15th $61
WILL IMPRESS SCOTT SEAMER 16th $71
CANNYCLIMB BRAD STEWART Scratched
MELD Scratched
MY MAN OF WAR Scratched
NAMSARAI Scratched
THUNDER LANE GLYN SCHOFIELD Scratched