Stratum Star Tops 2017 Magic Millions Trophy Field

The Darren Weir-trained Stratum Star is charged with the hard task of carrying the top weight in the Magic Millions Trophy 2017 field at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Stratum Star

Last start Group 1 winner Stratum Star gives the weight away to his rivals on the Gold Coast in Saturday’s 2017 Magic Millions Trophy Field. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

One of the key events on the $10 million Magic Millions Race Day line-up in Queensland, this summer’s $1 million Moet & Chandon Magic Millions Trophy (2200m) field has the full sixteen starters plus a single emergency.

Heading the field and the Magic Millions Trophy weights allocated a hefty 61kg is in-form five-year-old Stratum Star.

The stallion is dual Group 1 winner and took out his first race since October of 2015 with a last start victory at Ascot in Perth’s Kingston Town Classic (1800m) on December 3.

Stratum Star goes up from 59kg that run three kilos for the Trophy and jockey Damian Lane retains the ride for the horse’s first start at the track and over further than 2000m.

The only other Magic Millions Trophy final acceptor allocated more than the 54kg minimum this year is the Peter Robl-trained Centre Pivot (55.5kg) in gate six with Blake Shinn booked for the ride.

Shooting for four consecutive wins is the flying Lindsay Park-trained Boom Time drawn near the inside in barrier two with Craig Williams in the saddle.

Williams rode Break The Barrier (2006) to victory in the Magic Millions Trophy just over a decade ago and chases a second success in the Restricted staying showdown on Flying Spur stallion Boom Time.

The five-year-old has winning form at the distance and was last seen taking out a 2500m handicap at Flemington on December 17.

Also coming off a win and drawn well in gate three is the Ben Currie-trained Col ‘N’ Lil from Toowoomba.

Kerrin McEvoy stays aboard the Bradbury’s Luck mare who took out a 2200m quality handicap at Eagle Farm on New Year’s Eve.

She has been to the Gold Coast three times previously for two second place efforts and shapes up as a big chance in the Trophy this weekend.

Drawn wider but with the distance to overcome their double-digit barriers are the likes of the Bradley Smith-trained San Telmo (16) and the Brian Smith-trained Feltre (15) who comes off a fourth to Col ‘N’ Lil.

Stuart Kendrick saddles-up two chances in the Magic Millions Gold Coast Trophy field with stablemates Bold Heart and Gypsy Miss drawn alongside each other in barriers eight and nine respectively.

Christian Reith rides Show A Heart three-year-old Bold Heart who takes on the older gallopers here on the back of a fourth only last Saturday at the track over 1800m.

He will enjoy the drop back from 57kg to 54kg in the Magic Millions Trophy as well as the step up in distance, but will need to be improving against the open age field.

Fellow three-year-old Gypsy Miss is also racing in nice form, the filly finishing top three in her past four starts including a third in the same lead-up race as Bold Heart.

Other noteworthy hopes in the mix include the Tony Gollan-trained Cramming who has plenty of form over 2200m and the Pat Duff-trained four-year-old Show Command who comes off back-to-back Toowoomba wins over the mile.

See below for the full Magic Millions Trophy 2017 field, barriers, jockeys and weights with markets open shortly at Ladbrokes.com.au making now the time to discover the benefits of betting online at the home of Odds Boost (T&Cs apply).

2017 Magic Millions Trophy Final Field & Barrier Draw

Gold Coast Race 4 (1:25pm) – 14/01/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 6033×85021 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Damian Lane 1 61kg 111
2 13863×0945 CENTRE PIVOT Peter Robl Blake Shinn 6 55.5kg 100
3 39x44x3111 BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 2 54kg 97
4 5210×54041 COL ’N’ LIL Ben Currie Kerrin McEvoy 3 54kg 92
5 786016×374 FELTRE Brian Smith Paul Hammersley 15 54kg 88
6 22531×0970 OUTRAGED Kelly Schweida Michael Cahill 13 54kg 80
7 x702584384 CRAMMING Tony Gollan Larry Cassidy 12 54kg 78
8 016540×740 RUSTIC MELODY Kris Lees Ben Melham 7 54kg 78
9 2x31213x23 SAN TELMO Bradley Smith Brenton Avdulla 16 54kg 78
10 1657342309 METEOROLOGIST Marcus Wilson James Orman 11 54kg 76
11 9x7383x140 PAYROLL Richard Laming Dwayne Dunn 14 54kg 75
12 4433325528 ANNAMAN Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 17 54kg 73
13 534×322311 SHOW COMMAND Pat Duff Ms Michelle Payne 5 54kg 69.5
14 27084×1424 BOLD HEART Stuart Kendrick Christian Reith 8 54kg 62
15 8×34346110 LAREBIL Les Kelly Ryan Plumb 4 54kg 62
16 40×3371233 GYPSY MISS Stuart Kendrick Robbie Fradd 9 54kg 61
17e 535315×740 EXCITEMENT LEVELS Melissa Leitch TBA 10 54kg 53

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