Magic Millions Cup 2022 Field & Odds Update

January 12, 2022

Magic Millions Cup 2022 Field & Odds Update

Godolphin’s last-start The Buffering winner Kementari has retained narrow favouritism to keep the wins coming in Saturday’s 2022 Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast despite carrying the hefty 61kg top-weight in the Restricted Listed feature.

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

Kementari is one of the key horses in Saturday’s 2022 Magic Millions Cup field at the Gold Coast. Photo: Steve Hart.

One of 10 races on Saturday’s bumper Magic Millions Day race card in Queensland, this season’s $1 million Magic Millions Cup (1400m) field features a capacity line-up of summer hopefuls.

Heading the latest Magic Millions Cup odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au is the James Cummings-trained Kementari at $5 jumping from gate four with Nash Rawiller in the saddle.

Rawiller chases his third Magic Millions Cup win in the past 20 years following victories aboard Theseo (2008) and Eleven Eleven (2021) last season.

He also rode Lonhro seven-year-old Kementari last time out when the $2.5 million earner best handled the Heavy (10) Doomben track on New Year’s Day to claim The Buffering (1350m).

Saturday marks the horse’s first start at the Gold Coast track, but the bookies are taking no chances tipping Kementari as the class runner and one to beat.

The danger occupying the second line of Magic Millions Cup betting at $6 is the Desleigh Forster-trained Apache Chase who suffered a blow drawing extremely wide (21).

The ultra-consistent Better Than Ready four-year-old is yet to run a place from two previous Gold Coast starts, but has an excellent record at the distance (9:6-0-1) and form around some of the country’s top runners.

He was fourth in the $7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill last October before victory in The Gateway at Eagle Farm in December.

His lead-up third in The Buffering in the wet was promising and he remains in with a chance despite the draw.

Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller has four final acceptors in the Magic Millions Cup field with his contingent led in betting by Fastnet Rock mare Nudge ($7.50).

She chases her first win since the $500,000 Sapphire Stakes at Eagle Farm last June, which she backed-up from to run second behind Tofane in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara.

Nudge has raced consistently since placing in events including the $1 million The Gong (2nd) and Listed Nudgee Handicap (3rd) on New Year’s Day at Doomben last time out.

The other Waller-trained runners in the mix are last start December Handicap winner Oscar Zulu ($18), Lough Neagh runner-up in Brisbane last time out Sambro ($31) and roughie hope Blondeau ($17).

Rounding out the single-figure chances are last year’s champion Eleven Eleven ($9.50 into $8) who is also the early market mover and the Will Clarken-trained Beau Rossa ($8.50).

Five-year-old Eleven Eleven won the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas in 2020 and last year’s Magic Millions Cup for a two-from-three Gold Coast record ahead of Saturday.

Beau Rossa meanwhile enjoyed a strong spring in Melbourne headlined by his Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) second to Behemoth and was good fresh on Boxing Day when carrying 60kg for fourth in the Listed Falvelon at Doomben.

The 2022 Magic Millions Cup is set to run as the Gold Coast Race 6 at 3:15pm (AEST) with full markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au available here.

2022 Magic Millions Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6602×14741 KEMENTARI James Cummings Nash Rawiller 4 61kg 111
2 1210×11413 APACHE CHASE Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 21 59kg 107
3 210x1227x4 BEAU ROSSA Will Clarken Todd Pannell 16 58.5kg 106
4 1x6756x418 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Hugh Bowman 5 58kg 105
5 21158x11x8 BALLISTIC BOY Chris Anderson Brad Stewart 9 57kg 103
6 33x1414x46 HARD EMPIRE Toby & Trent Edmonds Ryan Maloney 10 56.5kg 102
7 2112×30623 NUDGE Chris Waller James McDonald 12 56kg 105
8 1x967x10x0 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 22 54.5kg 98
9 243x1176x9 FROSTY ROCKS Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 15 54.5kg 98
10 x221140x77 EDISON Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 14 54kg 94
11 x5111630x1 OSCAR ZULU Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 19 54kg 94
12 6805x673x2 SAMBRO Chris Waller Craig Williams 13 54kg 92
13 28×2614341 ANIMATE Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 6 54kg 54.5kg 90
14 1121322×59 AXE Michael Costa Boris Thornton 8 54kg 90
15 80x17033x3 PROFIT Chris Anderson Brett Prebble 23 54kg 54.5kg 90
16 5x03930x36 POETIC CHARMER Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Thompson 11 54kg 89.5
17 x05206x831 HOLYFIELD Annabel Neasham Tim Clark 3 54kg 88
18 33413243×8 BLONDEAU Chris Waller Jason Collett 17 54kg 86
19e x18x114121 SIR ROCKET Michael Costa 1 54kg 85
20e 01x573000x MR MONEY BAGS Damien Batters Ms Stephanie Thornton 20 54kg 83
21e 12x3x11x01 THE RITZ Michael Costa Robbie Fradd 7 54kg 78
22e x3606x6403 THUNDER MANIA John Symons & Sheila Laxon 2 54kg 71
23e 346910×540 BOYLES Scott Henley 18 54kg 70

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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