2021 Magic Millions Cup Field & Betting: Favourite Yao Dash Draws Barrier 1

January 15, 2021

2021 Magic Millions Cup Field & Betting: Favourite Yao Dash Draws Barrier 1

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Yao Dash remains the firm favourite in Magic Millions Cup 2021 betting for the Gold Coast on Saturday with the top elect coming up trumps with barrier one for the $1 million feature.

Yao Dash Horse Form (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Yao Dash is favourite to win the 2021 Magic Millions Cup on the Gold Coast this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

Magic Millions Day features a bumper nine-race card including a quality field of in-form gallopers doing battle in the $1M Pacific Fair Magic Millions Cup (1400m) at 4:45pm (AEST).

Heading the Magic Millions Cup odds online at $3.90 through Ladbrokes.com.au, Yao Dash will jump from the inside alley with Brenton Avdulla in the saddle.

Two back four-year-old Smart Missile gelding Yao Dash ran a close second behind Eleven Eleven in Wyong’s Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes (1200m) before his two-length romp home over 1300m at the Gold Coast track last weekend.

On the quick back-up and dropping two kilos to 54kg in the Magic Millions Cup field, the money suggests Yao Dash can win over 1400m at his fourth attempt at the distance and salute over further than 1300m for the first time.

The danger occupying the second line of Magic Millions Cup betting this Queensland Summer Racing Carnival at $5 is the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes champ Eleven Eleven chasing a third straight win.

Jumping from a favourable barrier five gate, Gregory Hickman’s Fastnet Rock four-year-old was good two back in the Wyong feature with 59kg before saluting in the Listed Christmas Classic next start at Canterbury on New Year’s Day.

He goes back up from 54.5kg that day to 58.5kg on the weekend however so will need to be good to keep the winning streak going.

Along with Yao Dash, the Waterhouse-Bott stable also present with a $7 fancy in stablemate Discharged drawn wider in gate 14 with Jim Byrne to ride.

Despite the wide alley, the bookies are keeping the four-year-old son of Snitzel safe in betting as the horse looks to improve second-up after a narrow second to Eleven Eleven fresh in the Christmas Classic on January 1.

The other runner currently under $10 to win is the consistent Soxagon ($8.50) in barrier three with Glen Boss in the saddle.

Despite striking interference in the closing stages, Mark Currie’s Rocker five-year-old Soxagon won Eagle Farm’s The Buffering (1400m) by 1.25 lengths on January 2.

That was his second straight win after an earlier Listed victory over 1350m at Doomben in December, but he goes up notably in weight with 59kg here.

Still, even with the extra kilos the galloper is undefeated at the Gold Coast (2:2-0-0) and could get the job done at good odds.

Of the double-figure runners those representing potential value include the drifting Leon & Troy Corstens-trained The Astrologist ($8.50 out to $10) who ran fourth to Yao Dash last weekend, recent December Handicap winner at Randwick Edison ($11) in gate four for jockey Ryan Maloney and the highly-rated Group 3 Festival Stakes champ Outrageous ($15) from the Hawkes Racing stable.

Click here for the latest 2021 Magic Millions Cup betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Magic Millions Cup Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1214×40411 SOXAGON Mark Currie Glen Boss 3 59kg 101
2 27x384x204 REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker Michael Rodd 8 59kg 101
3 31x573x611 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Nash Rawiller 5 58.5kg 100
4 x33245x117 OUTRAGEOUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Hugh Bowman 7 58.5kg 100
5 81x132x884 SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Ben Thompson 16 58.5kg 100
6 x82305x250 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Ms Stephanie Thornton 2 58kg 99
7 8411×22114 EDISON Bjorn Baker Ryan Maloney 4 56kg 95
8 x832672x68 SAMBRO Chris Waller James McDonald 11 55.5kg 94
9 41x35113x2 DISCHARGED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jim Byrne 14 55kg 93
10 109x520x00 SANDBAR David Vandyke Mark Du Plessis 6 54kg 91
11 2x33x12214 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 15 54kg 90
12 14x66x4421 YAO DASH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brenton Avdulla 1 54kg 90
13 36x1310x43 POETIC CHARMER Peter & Paul Snowden 13 54kg 88
14 48x07957x8 SMARTEDGE Tony Gollan Luke Currie 12 54kg 88
15 x83811x1x0 SOFIE’S GOLD CLASS Debbie Newham Bobby El-Issa 20 54kg 87.5
16 07x0x6x335 BALLER Chris Waller Michael Cahill 18 54kg 86
17e 457x0x12x7 CHAUFFEUR David Vandyke 10 54kg 86
18e 118x998x41 ANIMATE Kris Lees 17 54kg 84
19e 2132224921 SNOWZONE Kris Lees 19 54kg 82
20e 34×1358433 MOUNTBATTEN Barry Lockwood 9 54kg 76.5

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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