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The punters are coming for the odds-on favourite in 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting in a big way with Alligator Blood one of only two market movers in the past 24 hours.
All the money for this summer’s $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday is on the flying David Vandyke-trained star Queenslander Alligator Blood.
The Caulfield Guineas runner-up has won all seven of his other career starts and is now into $1.75 to salute in his biggest payday yet in the latest Magic Millions Guineas odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.
The son of All Too Hard was last seen blitzing his rivals by two lengths at Eagle Farm a fortnight back in the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1400m).
With Ryan Maloney in the saddle once more, the bay now chases his fourth win from as many runs over the 1400m from an ideal barrier in the Magic Millions Guineas.
Alligator Blood drew gate 11 on Tuesday but with the emergencies out that will become eight giving the class galloper every chance to get the job done for the punters with another big win.
Despite a capacity Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field, just one other runner has come in from their opening quote with the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Leviathan firming from $18 to $15.
Tommy Berry is booked to ride the ultra-consistent Zoustar gelding once again having partnered the smart three-year-old for a lead-up win over the distance at Randwick in a BenchMark 78 on December 28.
Prior to that Leviathan finished third in the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes in a blanket trifecta, form that could hold this weekend.
After Alligator Blood the second line of Magic Millions Guineas betting is occupied by the Brent Stanley-trained So You Think filly It’s Kind Of Magic quoted at a generous $10.
She has had four runs to date for two wins and a second in easier grade, her latest run producing a tidy 1200m win at Moonee Valley.
It’s Kind Of Magic carried 58.5kg to victory in that three-year-old fillies’ BenchMark 70 with Brett Prebble in the saddle, Prebble retaining the ride this weekend with his mount coming right back to 54kg in gate six.
“Drawing barrier six gives us a live chance,” Stanley told Racing Victoria this week speaking of the $45,000 bargain buy filly.
“You don’t have to do too much work early, she is going to put herself in the race.
“She has thrived (since the win) she has done nothing but have her head in the feed bin.
“Her work has been sensational, if she improves a couple of lengths, she will be right in it.
“For a horse that doesn’t work that good she just seems to be thriving at the moment so fingers crossed she can bring that into Saturday.
“It’s great to be involved and to have a horse with a live chance in a big race like this, is sensational.”
Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes winner Diamond Thunder ($12) is the other best in betting, Mark Newnham’s gelding out to atone for a fourth in the Vo Rogue Plate.
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