2019 Magic Millions Wyong 3YO & 4YO Stakes Field

December 10, 2019

2019 Magic Millions Wyong 3YO & 4YO Stakes Field

Thursday sees Wyong host their Magic Millions Race Day including the three-year-old and four-year-old gallopers facing off in the Magic Millions Stakes 2019 ahead of a possible trip to the Gold Coast next month.

Exhilarates. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Godolphin-raced filly Exhilarates heads the 2019 Wyong Magic Millions Stakes field on Thursday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The $100,000 Magic Millions Wyong 3YO & 4YO Stakes (1200m) field features a small but class line-up of eight sprinters this summer including the smart Godolphin-raced filly Exhilarates.

The daughter of Snitzel is heading towards the Gold Coast’s $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) on January 11 for which she pays $9 as the third favourite in pre-field betting at Ladbrokes.com.au to win.

She warms up for the $2 million feature this week in the Wyong race over 200m shorter drawn the outside barrier (8) with Kerrin McEvoy to ride.

Exhilarates returns to Wyong 12 months on from her second in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic there last December, after which she went on to win back-to-back Gold Coast races including the $2 million Magic Millions Classic feature event.

This season she has enjoyed two subsequent wins including a Group 3, but she is after atonement having run seventh last start in Caulfield’s Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) behind Anaheed on October 16.

McEvoy is confident the filly can bounce back and return to her former ace juvenile form starting on Thursday.

“She trialed well so this is a nice starting point for her as she heads to the Magic Millions,” he told Racenet this week.

“I was pleased with how she went in the trial. It was a routine mid prep trial as James [Cummings, trainer] likes to call them. I am happy with how she felt.

“Her Melbourne campaign was good.

“She didn’t have a lot of luck in the Blue Sapphire. We were bumped, hustled around and it didn’t suit her.

“All in all, she had a good campaign down there.

“The Blue Sapphire you can put a line through that so I think she is in really good form and she’s had a nice freshen up heading into this summer campaign.”

The other standout three-year-old in the Wyong Magic Millions Stakes field at even shorter all-in odds for the Gold Coast’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas next month ($8) is Diamond Thunder.

Representing one of the form trainers from the spring Mark Newnham, the Dawn Approach gelding has won four of his six starts to date including two Black-Type events, the latest of which was at Randwick over 1200m on October 26.

Another last-start winning three-year-old in the mix is the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Snitzel colt Discharged who saluted at Canterbury on November 29, while Team Snowden’s son of Zoustar Leviathan has career start number four in the event.

Matt Cumani’s Ballarat Magic Millions 3YO&4YO Classic third placed Nicconi four-year-old Akkadian carries the 59kg topweight from the inside alley with big race specialist Glen Boss aboard.

See below for the full Magic Millions Wyong Stakes 2019 field and barriers, the latest odds for which are available here courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 Magic Millions Wyong 3YO & 4YO Stakes Final Field

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2483×22133 AKKADIAN Matt Cumani Glen Boss 1 59kg 78
2 x324157x21 BUCKIN’ BEAUTY Damien Lane Jason Collett 2 57kg 70
3 1x1158141x THINK FREE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 5 57kg 75
4 13x692x28x HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 73
5 4x1131x1 DIAMOND THUNDER Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 4 56kg 81
6 12×2 LEVIATHAN Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 7 56kg 70
7 3155×1 DISCHARGED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 56kg 72
8 21120×1127 EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8 54kg 95

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