Magic Millions Cup 2022 Results: Eleven Eleven Wins Again

January 15, 2022

Magic Millions Cup 2022 Results: Eleven Eleven Wins Again

Gregory Hickman’s Magic Millions marvel Eleven Eleven celebrated back-to-back wins in the $1M Magic Millions Cup (1400m) and his third straight Magic Millions Day victory at the Gold Coast in a thrilling photo-finish at the $10 million meeting.

Eleven Eleven (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Eleven Eleven made history as the first dual champion when narrowly winning the 2022 Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast. Photo: Steve Hart.

As a three-year-old in 2020 the brilliant son of Fastnet Rock took out the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas before returning last Queensland Summer Racing Carnival to claim the $1M Magic Millions Cup race.

His only victory since was in the $300,000 The Warra (1000m) at Kembla Grange last November, but he went to another level on the glitter strip again today to become the first dual Magic Millions Cup champion in history.

It was a close result last year under Nash Rawiller and 12 months on Eleven Eleven celebrated another devastatingly close victory.

This time it was jockey Hugh Bowman who urged him over to get the job done late as four horses hit the line together.

After making up ground from a midfield position throughout, Eleven Eleven finally got the split and burst through inside the final furlong to eventually run down and get the better of the on-speed horses.

Eleven Eleven won on the outside by the bob of the head over the brave Holyfield who had got the perfect run third the fence throughout, getting an inside run to snatch the lead at the 150m before eventually crossing second.

In third rounding out the Magic Millions Cup 2022 trifecta and losing few admirers in doing so having overcome a wide alley was the Desleigh Forster-trained Apache Chase.

“He went super. He got a super ride, he got shuffled back a bit further back then we probably would have liked, but he got out, I couldn’t believe it,” Hickman told the media after the race.

“He has been (a special horse), especially to be able to win here three years in a row, unbelievable.”

As for future plans, Hickman said they would likely be back at next year’s Magic Millions Carnival looking to further add to the fairy tale.

“He’ll be trying (to make it four wins in a row), he’s a gelding!” he said.

As for Hugh Bowman, the Magic Millions Cup result saw him equal James McDonald with a record nine Magic Millions Day wins at the Gold Coast.

2022 Magic Millions Cup Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Hugh Bowman 4 58kg $8.50
2 17 HOLYFIELD Annabel Neasham Tim Clark 0.1L 2 54kg $19
3 2 APACHE CHASE Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 0.2L 16 59kg $9
4 9 FROSTY ROCKS Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 0.3L 13 54.5kg $31
5 13 ANIMATE Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 1.55L 5 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $51
6 19e SIR ROCKET Michael Costa Jason Collett 2.05L 1 54kg $9.50
7 3 BEAU ROSSA Will Clarken Todd Pannell 2.25L 14 58.5kg $10
8 14 AXE Michael Costa Boris Thornton 2.55L 6 54kg $51
9 11 OSCAR ZULU Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.85L 15 54kg $19
10 5 BALLISTIC BOY Chris Anderson Brad Stewart 3.05L 7 57kg $31
11 12 SAMBRO Chris Waller Craig Williams 3.25L 11 54kg $19
12 8 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 3.45L 17 54.5kg $21
13 7 NUDGE Chris Waller James McDonald 3.75L 10 56kg $6.50EF
14 6 HARD EMPIRE Toby & Trent Edmonds Ryan Maloney 3.95L 8 56.5kg $15
15 16 POETIC CHARMER Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Thompson 4.15L 9 54kg $51
16 1 KEMENTARI James Cummings Nash Rawiller 4.65L 3 61kg $6.50EF
17 15 PROFIT Chris Anderson Brett Prebble 4.85L 18 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $61
18 10 EDISON Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 10.35L 12 54kg $71
22e THUNDER MANIA John Symons & Sheila Laxon 0
23e BOYLES Scott Henley 0
21e THE RITZ Michael Costa Robbie Fradd 0
18 BLONDEAU Chris Waller Jason Collett 0
20e MR MONEY BAGS Damien Batters Ms Stephanie Thornton 0

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