2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Odds Firm on Alligator Blood After Barriers

January 7, 2020

2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Odds Firm on Alligator Blood After Barriers

The stranglehold Alligator Blood has over Saturday’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2020 tightened on Tuesday morning following the star local’s barrier 11 draw for the $2 million feature at the Gold Coast.

Alligator Blood. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

2020 Magic Millions Guineas favourite Alligator Blood drew barrier 11 for the $2M feature on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The David Vandyke-trained son of All Too Hard is into $1.80 to win the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) this weekend with the next best in betting being Diamond Thunder at $11 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

A winner of seven of his eight career starts to date, Alligator Blood’s only loss was the devastatingly close second to Super Seth last October in the iconic $2 million Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

He has done everything right this prep winning both his lead-up races at Eagle Farm by big margins, the latest being the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1400m) by two lengths.

The Vo Rogue Plate – Magic Millions 3YO Guineas double was completed by both Pierata (2017/18) and Boomsara (2018/19) and the money is on Alligator Blood to repeat the feat for the third straight season.

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field is set to run at a capacity 16 starters and the red-hot favourite is likely to come into barrier eight with the emergencies out.

Three-from-three over the 1400m distance of the set weights plus penalties event, Alligator Blood will again be ridden by his regular hoop Ryan Maloney on 57kg.

The topweight with 58kg is the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Dubious drawn one closer to the fence (10) with James McDonald to ride.

The team are hoping for an atoning run by their Not A Single Doubt colt whose latest start produced a sixth to Hey Doc over in Perth’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in late November.

As for the $11 second pick in Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting, Dawn Approach gelding Diamond Thunder and his hoop Josh Parr suffered a wide barrier 20 draw, the second widest of the race.

First-up winner of the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes, Diamond Thunder was last seen running three lengths back fourth to Alligator Blood in the Vo Rogue Plate.

Brisbane’s Chris Anderson saddles-up the other best out of that key lead-up race with Dundeel gelding Profit having finished second in the Vo Rogue.

The galloper is right out to $15 for the rematch however with he and jockey Glen Boss drawing barrier 15.

The best fancied of the fillies in the mix is the lightly-raced It’s Kind Of Magic ($13) from the Sydney stables of Brent Stanley.

The daughter of So You Think has had four runs to date for two wins and a third in easier grade, the latest being a win over 1200m at The Valley carrying 58.5kg to victory on December 28.

She reunites with Brett Prebble in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas from a lovely barrier six draw and drops to 54kg.

Damien Oliver’s mount King Of Hastings is also being kept relatively safe in the markets at $15 after a barrier seven draw for the recent Flemington winner.

See below for the full $2M Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field and barriers, updated markets for which are available here courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 23015×4266 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 10 58kg
2 11x1112x11 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 11 57kg
3 x692x28x21 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg
4 4x1131x114 DIAMOND THUNDER Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 20 56.5kg
5 120x1127x5 EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8 56kg
6 11x4255x12 SUPERIUM Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 1 56kg
7 121×2251 KING OF HASTINGS Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 7 56kg
8 1121×2 PROFIT Chris Anderson Glen Boss 15 56kg
9 525111×323 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Keagan Latham 21 56kg
10 12×231 LEVIATHAN Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 14 56kg
11 2116×1 STAR SURPRISE Michael Moroney Damian Lane 19 56kg
12 x452x11162 SCOUT Toby & Trent Edmonds Tim Clark 16 56kg
13 24×2289330 THE EXECUTIONER Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 12 56kg
14 3700×34268 OH FIVE GLORY Peter & Will Hulbert Larry Cassidy 18 54kg
15 2141 IT’S KIND OF MAGIC Brent Stanley Brett Prebble 6 54kg
16 22×114309 HOWWONDERFULLIFEIS Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 9 54kg
17e 3x2337x245 LET IT POUR Bjorn Baker TBA 17 54kg
18e 1480×14 GALA MISS Kelly Schweida TBA 13 54kg
19e 0x2472x138 DESIGNATED Kristen Buchanan TBA 3 56kg
20e x59x222x16 BADOOSH Matthew Dunn TBA 4 56kg
21e 6x98x313 BELLS APPROACHING Matthew Dunn TBA 2 56kg

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