Tinto Draws Wide in 2015 Magic Millions Stayers Cup

A capacity field of 14 runners plus five emergencies has accepted for the Magic Millions Stayers Cup (1800m) at the Gold Coast this Saturday.

Tinto will have to overcome a wide draw in Saturday's Magic Millions Stayers Cup.

Tinto will have to overcome a wide draw in Saturday’s Magic Millions Stayers Cup. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Headlining the field is the Rex Lipp-trained Tinto, who will have to overcome a start from the widest gate with Timothy Bell in the saddle as well as carrying the sole top weight of 59kg.

A winner of the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m), Tinto was spelled for five months following an end of the field finish in the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) at Eagle Farm during the winter.

The four-year-old mare returned in-form following minor placings in the Listed Travel Associates Classic (1200m) and Listed Just Now Quality (1350m) at Doomben Racecourse before winning the Listed Bernborough Handicap (1625m) on December 31.

The only other runner carrying more than the 54kg minimum weight is Chris Waller’s Amovatio. The four-year-old gelding will carry 56.5kg but has the advantage of jumping from the other end of Tinto in barrier one.

Amovatio has finished in the first two in five of her six last starts, which includes winning the December Handicap (1550m) at Canterbury on December 27.

Trainer Liam Birchley leads the field with three runners in his care – Goldslick, Black Jet, and Royal Jester.

Six-year-old mare Gold Slick looks Birchley’s best chance after winning the Stuart James Memorial Handicap (1800m) on December 28 and just missing out on a placing in the Listed Brisbane Handicap (1600m) two weeks earlier. The mare will jump from barrier seven with Michael Cahill as hoop.

Black Jet will jump from barrier 12 while Royal Jester will start next to him in barrier 13.

Other horses set to run in the $200,000 feature race include Gai Waterhouse’s Danas Best, Tony Gollan’s Tornado Miss, and Kris LeesUnique.

Check out the complete final field and barrier draw below before the betting market opens at Ladbrokes.com.au.

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2015 Magic Millions Stayers Cup Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 881218×231 TINTO Rex Lipp Timothy Bell 19 59kg 104
2 1553241221 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Damien Oliver 1 56.5kg 95
3 6597×84741 GOLDSLICK Liam Birchley Michael Cahill 7 54kg 91
4 62137×0406 NOISY OCEAN Bryan Guy Jim Byrne 15 54kg 89
5 x111616x21 OUR BOY NICHOLAS Toby Edmonds James McDonald 5 54kg 86
6 211179x4x4 DANAS BEST Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 17 54kg 85
7 12126×1312 OFF THE RAILS Bjorn Baker Christian Reith 14 54kg 84
8 7518341585 EQUISSENTIAL Neville Saunders Luke Tarrant (a) 10 54kg 83
9 3114×35045 BLACK JET Liam Birchley Glen Colless 12 54kg 80
10 57438×0217 TORNADO MISS Tony Gollan TBA 8 54kg 80
11 x542137814 ROYAL JESTER Liam Birchley Chris Munce 13 54kg 79
12 74060×2700 KISS ME DEADLY Matt Kropp TBA 11 54kg 78
13 0484×23131 UNIQUE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 16 54kg 76
14 10×6415771 METEOROLOGIST Marcus Wilson Tim Clark 4 54kg 74.5
15e 00×3321522 CASARATI Bruce W Hill Matthew McGuren (a) 2 54kg 73
16e 12×0232111 TRY FOUR Col Williamson TBA 18 54kg 72
17e 423475×298 CABALLO RAPIDO David Murphy TBA 9 54kg 69
18e x3584x0812 CRAMMING John P Thompson Ric McMahon 6 54kg 68
19e 5124×24215 GENTLEMAN JACK Brad Herne TBA 3 54kg 66

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