Magic Millions Cup Field 2013 Headed By Fast Clip

Gai Waterhouse-trained gelding Fast Clip heads a 13-horse field for the $330,000 2013 Magic Millions Cup (1400m) which will take place at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Fast Clip

Fast Clip is one of the top chances in the Magic Millions Cup

The son of Snippetson will be running first-up and will carry the topweight of 59kg from barrier eight with Tommy Berry aboard.

Fast Clip was restricted to just one start during the spring but showed his quality last autumn when winning the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude and finishing fifth in the Doncaster Mile.

Phelan Ready is still trying to record his first victory since winning the 2009 Golden Slipper but has his work cut out after drawing barrier 13.

The Jason McLachlan-trained gelding has been successful for his owners but not so for punters in recent times, finishing in the minor placings in his three most recent starts.

He went within a short head of defeating Startsmeup in the George Moore Stakes on December 8 and was respectable when third in the Lough Neagh Stakes.

Local hope Startsmeup has been targeted at the event for some time and has been in impressive form this preparation, winning the George Moore Stakes, finishing fourth in the Lough Neagh Stakes and running third in the Goldmarket Handicap.

Out to record a second straight victory is Goldmarket Handicap winner Biggles who will attempt to mirror the feat of Spirit Of Boom who achieved a Goldmarket-Magic Millions Cup double last year.

But jockey Tim Bell will have to be at his best to guide him into a winning position after the Noel Doyle-trained gelding received an unfavourable barrier 11 draw.

Others in the Magic Millions Cup field include fellow Doyle-trained galloper Celtic Dancer, Robert Heathcote’s pair Sons Of God and Gundy Son and in-form gelding Steel Zip.

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Magic Millions Cup 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4x36159x6x FAST CLIP Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 9 59kg 104
2 743506×223 PHELAN READY Jason McLachlan Damian Browne 13 58.5kg 103
3 x13110x143 STARTSMEUP Gillian Heinrich Michael Rodd 10 58kg 102
4 00630×2890 TRIPLE ELEGANCE Chris Waller James McDonald 4 57.5kg 101
5 1563507×12 STEEL ZIP Pat Duff Brad Stewart 8 57kg 100
6 x060x61221 BIGGLES Noel J Doyle Timothy Bell 11 55.5kg 97
7 1610×60969 CELTIC DANCER Noel J Doyle TBA 5 54.5kg 95
8 53840×6826 GUNDY SON Robert Heathcote Ryan Wiggins 12 54kg 91
9 18130×4487 BOYS ON TOUR John P Thompson Christian Reith 3 54kg 85
10 1124x10x30 STRATFORD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jason Taylor 7 54kg 85
11 5158200×18 THEFIFTHHOLE John Morrisey TBA 2 54kg 84
12 4×32223212 SONS OF GOD Robert Heathcote Michael Cahill 1 54kg 81
13 79315×0224 CROSS OF GOLD David Hayes Chad Schofield (a) 6 54kg 71.5