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.
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
|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