2016 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field: 5 Unbeaten Hopes

A capacity field of juveniles including five undefeated runners are set to face off in Saturday’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2016 at the Gold Coast Racecourse this weekend.

Capitalist

Dual stakes winner Capitalist is the youngster to beat in the 2016 Magic Millions 2YO Classic on the Gold Coast this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

The $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) field features 16 confirmed starters plus five emergencies, red hot favourite with the bookies being the Team Snowden-trained Capitalist.

A dual stakes winner, Peter & Paul Snowden’s Written Tycoon colt took out the Listed Breeders Plate (1000m) at Randwick last October before his nearly three length win in the Wyong Magic Millions Classic (1100m) last start on December 17.

He is odds-on in Magic Millions 2YO Classic betting with Blake Shinn retaining the ride on the two-year-old to beat in the lucrative Restricted Listed status showdown.

Capitalist is joined in the field by stablemates Niccolance, the Nicconi colt second in both his career starts including in the Wyong Magic Millions Classic last time out, and Duporth filly Mooshakissa.

Four other hopefuls yet to face defeat take on Capitalist on the weekend including the Tony Gollan-trained filly Zelady’s Night Out who is three-from-three to date.

Second favourite in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic odds the daughter of Myboycharlie was last seen making her Gold Coast debut on December 26 for a one length win in the Group 3 B.J. McLachlan Plate (1200m)

Jim Byrne has been in the saddle for her three of her victories so far from barriers three or four and retains the ride on Saturday with the Magic Millions 2YO Classic barrier draw taking place Tuesday morning determining starting positions.

Gollan has also accepted for Just Orm who Sydney-based hoop Tommy Berry will ride in the place of Byrne who was aboard for the Falvelon gelding’s 1000m Sunshine Coast win last Saturday from the inside alley.

The other two-year-olds looking to retain perfect race records with an upset Magic Millions Classic result over Capitalist are the Steven O’Dea-trained Sebring filly Candika, Star Witness filly Rare Occurrence and the Jason McLachlan-trained Dieters.

Daniel Griffin stays on Sunshine Coast-based Written Tycoon colt Dieters this weekend after guiding the class youngster to back-to-back Doomben wins including over 1100m by 1.3 lengths on December 19.

McLachlan is confident Dieters can give Capitalist a run for his money, the trainer chasing his second win after preparing 2009 Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Phelan Ready in partnership with his father Bruce.

Also high up the Magic Millions Gold Coast Classic markets is the Gai Waterhouse-trained Slumber Party who Kerrin McEvoy rides again following his second on the Snitzel filly in the BJ McLachlan on Boxing Day.

Slumber Party’s other career start was a third in the Listed Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick in October and Waterhouse chases her fifth win in the race and her first since Driefontein scored the 2012 win on protest over stablemate No Looking Back who was first-past-the-post.

Other notable Magic Millions Classic hopes this year include the Kelso Wood-trained BJ McLachlan third placed Snitzel colt Nikitas and the local Toby Edmonds-trained Sundance who won the Listed Phelan Ready Stakes (1050m) two back in Brisbane before a fifth in the BJ McLachlan.

Check out the full Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2016 field and jockeys below before tomorrow’s barrier draw.

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2016 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Final Field

Gold Coast Racecourse – 09/01/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Weight
1 1×1 CAPITALIST Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 57kg
2 917 CLARO EL BANCO Jason Petch Glyn Schofield 57kg
3 1×1 DIETERS Jason McLachlan Daniel Griffin 57kg
4 215 SUNDANCE Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 57kg
5 13 NIKITAS Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 57kg
6 22 NICCOLANCE Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 57kg
7 31 JUST ORM Tony Gollan Tommy Berry 57kg
8 3186 PUNISHING Liam Birchley Damian Browne 57kg
9 9×12 HIGHLAND BEAT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 57kg
10 111 ZELADY’S NIGHT OUT Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 55kg
11 11 CANDIKA Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 55kg
12 213 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Jason Collett 55kg
13 1xP CONCHITA Paul Perry Thomas Huet 55kg
14 3×2 SLUMBER PARTY Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 55kg
15 312 MOOSHAKISSA Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 55kg
16 1x RARE OCCURRENCE Stuart Kendrick Brad Stewart 55kg
17e 42240 RAINY DAY WOMAN Les Ross TBA 55kg
18e 24×2 ZAFINA Gary Portelli TBA 55kg
19e 120 PARTY PARDEE Andrew Suli TBA 57kg
20e 22 PAR ONERI Natalie Mccall TBA 57kg
21e 2326 HEART SKIPT A BEAT Liam Birchley TBA 55kg

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