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The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen plus two emergencies for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Pierata is the winner of two of his last three starts and is in line to pick up an extra $500,000 Bonus on top of the first prizemoney cheque od $1.2m if he can win the $2m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas.
The $2m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas is the final leg of the 3yo Summer Crown Series with Pierata being eligible to collect the bonus for winning three of the four designated races following his victories in the $100,000 Rupert Plate (1200m) at Doomben on December 2 and in the Group 3 $200,000 Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) at Doomben on December 30.
Pierata’s other run in Queensland resulted in a second to Saturday’s rival Whypeeo in the Listed $100,000 Gold Edition Plate (1200m) at Doomben on December 17.
The Toby Edmonds trained Gold Coast gelding Whypeeo goes into Saturday’s Magic Millions 3yo Guineas with mixed form and after winning the Gold Edition Plate was well beaten when eighth to Pierata in the Vo Rogue Plate.
The Bjorn Baker trained Goodfella will be taking on Pierata again after finishing third to the Pierro colt in the Vo Rogue Plate with the Sydneysiders also having strong representation with Wild Heart, Smartedge, Curdled and Calculated.
The Team Hawkes trained Wild Heart will find this tougher than his last start win the $100,000 Wyong Magic Millions 3yo & 4yo Stakes (1200m) while Curdled was always well back last start when ninth in the Vo Rogue Plate.
Smartedge from the Team Snowden stable was beaten a nose last start as favourite in a 1400m BenchMark 74 Handicap at Randwick while the Chris Waller trained Calculated has been placed at his last two starts at Randwick in an 1100m BenchMark 70 Handicap and in a 1200m BenchMark 74 Handicap.
Mornington trainer Jason Warren is setting Bel Sonic for a hat trick of wins following his victories in a BenchMark 70 Handicap at Pakenham over 1000m and a last start win in the $120,000 Ladbrokes VOBIS Gold Carat (1200m) at The Valley on December 23.
The Kris Lees trained Sasso Corbaro heads to the Gold Coast with winning form and will be chasing her fourth win on the trot following her last start victory in a 1300m BenchMark 76 Handicap at Randwick on December 30.
Now is the time to head to Ladbrokes.com.au for the best futures markets for the 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas.
Early betting for the 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.50 Pierata. $6 Sasso Corbaro, $11 Goodfella, Calculated, $13 Bel Sonic, Shogun Sun, Wild Heart, Smartedge. $17 Whypeeo, $26 Lady Of Crebilly, $34 Curdled, Cellargirl, $41 Magnufighter, $51 I Am Impinge, $67 Cruze, $81 Saint Patricks Day, $201 Arrester, Pinch Passion.
Final field on the 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas
|1||4137×121||PIERATA||Gregory Hickman||Corey Brown||57kg|
|2||124×811083||GOODFELLA||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||56.5kg|
|4||3x2521x329||CURDLED||Peter Robl||Jim Byrne||56.5kg|
|5||9x114x0271||SAINT PATRICKS DAY||Chris Munce||Ron Stewart||56.5kg|
|6||3x14x11||BEL SONIC||Jason Warren||Ben Melham||56kg|
|7||2x21250x37||SHOGUN SUN||Kelly Schweida||Damian Browne||56kg|
|9||2144×1||WILD HEART||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||56kg|
|10||x1530x1135||MAGNUFIGHTER||Gary Duncan||Jamie Kah||56kg|
|11||6x129x23||CALCULATED||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||56kg|
|12||5645211×00||PINCH PASSION||Robert Heathcote||Christian Reith||56kg|
|13||261×12||SMARTEDGE||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tye Angland||56kg|
|14||x1x1233x60||CELLARGIRL||Kelly Schweida||Michael Walker||54.5kg|
|15||221×11||SASSO CORBARO||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||54kg|
|16||24×21134||LADY OF CREBILLY||Phillip Stokes||Regan Bayliss||54kg|
|17e||133×2614||I AM IMPINGE (NZ)||Toby Edmonds||–||56kg|
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