Winning Rupert Heads 2017 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field

January 9, 2017

Winning Rupert Heads 2017 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field

Bjorn Baker’s flying Sydney-based colt Winning Rupert heads a capacity Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2017 field for the Gold Coast feature on Saturday.

Winning Rupert

Winning Rupert is the odds-on favourite in the 2017 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field & betting this Saturday at the Gold Coast. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The $2 million Restricted Listed Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) has attracted the full sixteen starters plus five emergencies, as did the day’s other headline race – the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

Leading the way in the Guineas and odds-on in the latest Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au is the undefeated Written Tycoon colt Winning Rupert ($1.55).

To be ridden by Brisbane’s best hoop Jeff Lloyd, the hot favourite chases his sixth win from as many career starts when he steps out at the Gold Coast track for the first time on Magic Millions Day.

Winning Rupert’s latest two starts produced impressive Brisbane Black-Type wins by a combined eight and a half lengths including the three length Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) success on New Year’s Eve.

Lloyd has been aboard for all the galloper’s runs so far including also the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) win at Doomben as a two-year-old last winter.

Following Winning Rupert (58kg) in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field and weights as well as the markets is the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained filly Global Glamour (57kg).

During the spring the daughter of Star Witness enjoyed dual Group 1 wins completing the Flight Stakes – Thousand Guineas interstate double.

First-up she ran at Eagle Farm on December 31 and failed under 59.5kg running ninth, beaten under two and a half-lengths, to Kinshachi in a Listed race for fillies and mares.

She drops in weight for Saturday and getting out more distance is being kept safe in betting currently at $5 to hand Waterhouse her fourth win in the race.

Waterhouse has prepared previous Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winners Ha Ha (2002), Biaggio (2003) and Sweet Idea (2014).

Waterhouse & Bott have also accepted for in-form Snitzel gelding Arbeistam, a $21 chance to win, who comes off a 1400m win by over three lengths at Warwick Farm from last Saturday.

Other last start winners in the mix include Kurt Goldman’s I Am Invincible filly Eckstein ($17) coming off four wins on the trot and the Stuart Kendrick-trained Queenslander Rare Occurrence ($67).

Brenton Avdulla sticks aboard Goldman’s filly who has winning form at the Gold Coast over 1200m from last Saturday.

Prior to that Eckstein took out the Listed Mode Plate (1200m) at Eagle Farm in December, but she is as yet untested over further than that.

Rare Occurrence meanwhile won a Class 2 over 1350m at Doomben on January 2 following a distant fifth to Winning Rupert in the Listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m).

Other notable Magic Millions 3YO Guineas final acceptors include the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained colt Niccolance and Vo Rogue Plate runner-up River Racer for Les Ross.

See below for the full Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2017 field, barriers out on Tuesday and markets open now at Ladbrokes.com.au – home of Odds Boost (T&Cs apply).

2017 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Final Field

Gold Coast Racecourse – 14/01/2017

# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11×111 WINNING RUPERT Bjorn Baker Jeff Lloyd 0 58kg 96
2 1x3611x9 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0 57kg 106
3 x21970x426 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Damian Browne 0 56.5kg 71.5
4 224x4x1100 NICCOLANCE Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 0 56kg
5 14×2535723 DAM READY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 0 56kg 73
6 3×1331 ARBEITSAM Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 0 56kg
7 38336×1268 MR MARKOU Ben Currie Blake Shinn 0 56kg
8 321×006047 FLYING JESS John Moloney Tye Angland 0 55kg
9 8x2x41111 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 0 54.5kg 88
10 13x3648x25 CANDIKA Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 0 54kg 76
11 6x534x3948 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Kerrin McEvoy 0 54kg 78
12 72x221x252 RIVER RACER Les Ross Robbie Fradd 0 54kg 74
13 42201×5851 RARE OCCURRENCE Stuart Kendrick TBA 0 54kg 72
14 115×5144 TIYATROLANI Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 0 54kg 75
15 3266x213x3 HEART SKIPT A BEAT Liam Birchley Glen Colless 0 54kg 74
16 1×312 MISS WONDERLAND Ciaron Maher Craig Williams 0 54kg 74
17e 133×15 PIPELINE Gerald Ryan Damian Lane 0 56kg
18e 23×113 BILLY THE KID John & Chris Meagher Luke Dittman 0 56kg 70
19e 2×11 ALTER CALL Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 0 54kg
20e 35×132715 VOLPINO Les Kelly TBA 0 56kg 68
21e 332×1 SPENDING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 0 56kg

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