The first favourite to claim Magic Millions success today has given hope to the punters with Temple Of Boom scoring a narrow victory in the $176,000 Myer Magic Millions Sprint (1000m).
Having dominated the betting markets, Temple Of Boom started as the red hot favourite paying around $2.10 and after a tough challenge, the four-year-old Toowoomba galloper pinned his ears back to take the prize in Race 4 at the 2011 Magic Millions Race Day.
Temple Of Boom was the Races.com.au tip to win, the Piccolo gelding coming through for readers that took our advice!
Adding value to the winning Trifecta were second placegetter Huckleberry Dane ($6 on the Place) and Atomic Force in third.
Ridden by champion hoop Corey Brown, Temple Of Boom settled just worse than midfield after the jump but quickly rushed up to sit fifth on the outside.
Early leaders in the Magic Millions Sprint wear Jypsiere and Monashee Dancer who went hard before Huckleberry Dane and Temple Of Boom raced up to challenge.
In a thrilling two-horse race down the straight, roughie Huckleberry Dane and favourite Temple Of Boom fought it out stride for stride.
Liam Birchley’s fast finishing Huckleberry Dane ($26 Luxbet), just couldn’t hold on and Temple Of Boom nosed them out to score a narrow victory.
Temple Of Boom has won seven of their 18 career starts, their total career prize money now exceeding $583,000.
As the countdown to the day’s feature event continues, punters will want to get in on the action of the next Magic Millions showdown and place a bet on Race 5 – the $328,000 Magic Millions Cup (1400m) – due to jump at 3:20pm (AEDST).
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2011 Magic Millions Sprint Finishing Order
|TEMPLE OF BOOM||COREY BROWN||1st||$2.10F|
|HUCKLEBERRY DANE||PAUL HAMMERSLEY||2nd||$26|
|ATOMIC FORCE||GLYN SCHOFIELD||3rd||$4.40|
|WARRIOR GIRL||JANA PIPER||5th||$21|
|GEARED UP||CRAIG WILLIAMS||6th||$5.50|
|MONASHEE DANCER||JOE BOWDITCH||7th||$31|
|CHILLY RULER||LARRY CASSIDY||10th||$21|
|NOT A SNIP A DOUBT||GLEN BOSS||Scratched|