Mahuta Tops 2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field

Darren Weir’s flying colt Mahuta heads the field and weights for the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2016 at the Gold Coast on Saturday chasing his fifth win on the trot.


Sandown Guineas winner Mahuta wears the number one saddlecloth in Saturday’s 2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

One of nine features on the Magic Millions Gold Coast race card this weekend, the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) attracted a capacity field of 16 starters plus five emergencies.

Leading the line-up carrying the 58kg top weight under the set weights plus penalties conditions is Flying Spur three-year-old Mahuta for Melbourne Cup winning trainer Weir.

The progressive galloper has won four of his six career starts, all of his victories coming in succession starting from early October.

The past three have all been in stakes’ company including the Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) in mid-November from a wide barrier 12 of 13 draw.

He is down in distance on Saturday and is undefeated with two previous 1400m wins ahead of his Queensland race debut this weekend.

Jockey Brad Rawiller retains the ride chasing his first Magic Millions 3YO Guineas win, with Weir hoping for a good gate when the barrier draw takes place on Tuesday morning.

The two other most notable last start winners in the Magic Millions Guineas field this summer are the Matthew Dunn-trained Madotti and Flippant for Peter & Paul Snowden.

Falvelon filly Madotti was last seen racing at the Gold Coast track for the fourth time on Boxing Day for her half-length win in the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m).

Saturday is her first start over further than that with Dunn confident she can see out the distance.

Dunn has also accepted for recent Doomben winner Dram Of Red out to atone for his 11th in the Vo Rogue Plate and the fifth emergency Perfect Dare who jockey Jim Byrne is on standby to ride.

Flippant will have Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle again after he guided the smart Hinchinbrook to victory in the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes (1200m) on December 17.

She has since won a Randwick trial and is four-from-seven to date as she steps out over further than 1200m for the first time this weekend for the stable that also saddles-up odds-on favourite Capitalist in the MM 2YO Classic.

Along with Flippant Team Snowden need an early scratching for their other acceptor, We’re Sure, to make the cut as the first emergency in the Magic Millions Guineas.

The horses that ran second and third respectively behind Madotti in the Vo Rogue Plate at the track on December 26, Most Important and Egyptian Symbol, are both also accepted for the rematch this weekend.

Brisbane’s leading trainer Tony Gollan saddles-up I Am Invincible colt Most Important who is the horseman’s sole contender in the race.

Egyptian Symbol is prepared by Sydney’s Bjorn Baker, the Stratum filly having won three of her five runs to date.

Before her third in the Vo Rogue she was second to Flippant in the Wyong Magic Millions Stakes and Glyn Schofield is aboard this weekend.

Other notable Magic Millions 3YO Guineas contenders include the returning Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) runner-up in Sydney last October I’m Belucci and the in-form Chris Waller-trained Sir Bacchus shooting for three consecutive wins.

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2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Final Field

Gold Coast Racecourse – 09/01/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Weight
1 241111 MAHUTA Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 58kg
2 x19232x830 REAL GOOD Trevor Miller Michael Cahill 57.5kg
3 x73112x642 MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Ms Tegan Harrison 57kg
4 1x15x410 DRAM OF RED Matthew Dunn Jeff Lloyd 57kg
5 2x4132x I’M BELUCCI Desleigh Forster Glen Boss 57kg
6 274×061508 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp TBA 57kg
7 5×211 SIR BACCHUS Chris Waller Damien Oliver 57kg
8 4x504x5331 MADOTTI Matthew Dunn Tye Angland 56kg
9 14211x9x1 FLIPPANT Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 55.5kg
10 x112x0969x SAGARONNE Toby Edmonds Brenton Avdulla 55.5kg
11 733150×5 TYPING Stuart Kendrick TBA 55.5kg
12 1332098×40 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 55kg
13 x130x125x8 FLAMBOYANT LASS Gai Waterhouse James McDonald 55kg
14 15x381x6x5 ATALANTA MISS Patrick Payne Ms Michelle Payne 55kg
15 2x2042x110 STAR OF NIGHT David Kelly Daniel Griffin 55kg
16 1×1123 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 55kg
17e 15×154 WE’RE SURE Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 57kg
18e 74×14123 HESITATION Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 55kg
19e 76x181Dx14 SHOTACROSS THE BOW David Murphy TBA 57kg
20e 310x29x9 SAGA OF THE STORM Liam Birchley TBA 55kg
21e 16×4226 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 57kg


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