2012 Magic Millions Cup Tips & Betting Preview

Following the action of the Magic Millions Classic and Guineas at the Gold Coast on Saturday is the Magic Millions Cup 2012, and below the Races.com.au crew take a look at the best bets in the popular showdown.

Spirit Of Boom

Spirit Of Boom is the Races.com.au second elect for the 2012 Magic Millions Cup

Set to run as Gold Coast Race 7 at 4:05pm, the $328,000 R.M. Williams Magic Millions Cup (1400m) field features 14 gallopers, six of the hopefuls under $10 in the Luxbet markets.

Can $4 favourite Catapulted make it two feature wins on the trot following their impressive Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) victory at Flemington on January 2?

Will Con Karakatsani’s in-form Sydney visitor My Destiny be able to notch their fifth straight win after coming up trumps with the inside alley?

Can Spirit Of Boom be the second Toowoomba-trained horse to take out the race following Bold Glance’s win 12 months ago?

With so many genuine chances facing off in the Magic Millions Cup this year, punters may be having a hard time picking which horse to back for the win through Luxbet.

To save you some stress the expert team of tipsters at Races.com.au have studied the field and form and come up with the best Magic Millions Cup First Four tip for 2011.

2012 Magic Millions Cup Tip – Gold Coast Race 7 Betting

  • 1st: My Destiny ($6 Luxbet) – You don’t win four straight without some class, distance suits as their four recent runs have been over 1300m and 1350m, stakes winner in Brisbane last start beating Ready To Rip, well suited on Good ground (7-4-2-0) and boast the best win (50%) and Place (80%) rates of the field
  • 2nd: Spirit Of Boom ($7.50 Luxbet) – Lots to like about this Toowoomba galloper, have three wins from seven starts at the Gold Coast, easy stakes winner at the track over 1300 metres a fortnight ago so are fit and in-form, can handle the pressure just need to get over from gate eight
  • 3rd: Latin News ($8 Luxbet) – Latin News to run in the top three, easiest punt of the day, have been beaten under half a length in their three most recent runs since joining David Payne’s Sydney operation when runner-up each time, prefer a bit of sting out of the ground, but earlier in career ran a Group 1 third at Doomben on Good Ground, have been to the MM Day before when fourth in the 3YO Trophy two years back, have only progressed since
  • 4th: Top Drop ($21 Luxbet) – Value bet of this field, way over the odds, could sneak in for a place without surprising us, punters need to forgive their last at Warwick Farm when dead last and beaten 18.5 lengths, they trialed fine since then proving it was just a first-up brain fry from them when missing the start, third in the MM Guineas here 12 months ago over the track and distance, and on paper barrier 14 of 14 is bad but trainer says that’s where they want him

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2012 Magic Millions Cup Field & Form Guide

Gold Coast Race 7 – 14/01/2012

# Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. A/S Days API Career Win% Place% Last 6
1. CATAPULTED M A Kavanagh Michael Rodd 2 60 6yoG 12 $28,605 27: 11 6 0 40.74% 62.96% x25251
2. HERE DE ANGELS Ms W Roche Robert Thompson 4 56.5 8yoG 12 $20,271 38: 11 4 3 28.95% 47.37% 943006
3. MR UNFORGETTABLE Kevin Moses Jimmy Cassidy 12 56 7yoG 14 $13,923 35: 7 4 5 20.00% 45.71% 1730×7
4. ADNOCON G A Ryan Brenton Avdulla 13 55.5 6yoG 72 $11,422 44: 8 5 7 18.18% 45.45% 460469
5. LATIN NEWS David Payne Corey Brown 3 55.5 5yoH 35 $17,886 21: 3 4 3 14.29% 47.62% 65×222
6. STARTSMEUP Ms G Heinrich Damian Browne 11 55.5 4yoG 21 $18,680 22: 3 5 5 13.64% 59.09% 136255
7. MY DESTINY C Karakatsanis Jay Ford 1 55 4yoG 21 $27,505 10: 5 2 1 50.00% 80.00% 621111
8. SPIRIT OF BOOM T J Gollan Ric Mc Mahon 8 55 4yoH 12 $20,632 22: 5 4 2 22.73% 50.00% x59391
9. TOP DROP G A Ryan Glyn Schofield 14 54.5 4yoH 12 $20,208 20: 4 6 1 20.00% 55.00% x10127
10. GEARED UP G R Duncan Dean Tanti 5 54 6yoG 12 $9,040 34: 5 4 11 14.71% 58.82% 8×4333
11. EXCELLANTES R L Heathcote Jimmy Byrne 6 54 4yoG 21 $20,403 15: 5 6 1 33.33% 80.00% 2×2246
12. READY TO RIP A P Williamson Craig Williams 10 54 4yoG 21 $15,257 15: 5 2 1 33.33% 53.33% x12682
13. STEEL ZIP P Duff Jason Taylor 9 54 4yoG 12 $11,382 17: 3 5 0 17.65% 47.06% 0x2647
14. INTERVIEW John Thompson Timothy Bell (a) 7 54 5yoG 10 $2,288 17: 2 1 3 11.76% 35.29% 837×54

*Form Guide Credit Ladbrokes.com.au