Magic Millions: Final Fields
Capacity fields have been assembled for both $2m feature races at the Gold Coast this Saturday with the David Vandyke-trained Alligator Blood an acceptor, as expected, for the Magic Millions Guineas (1400m).
Alligator Blood is $1.80 with BetEasy to win the Guineas. The gelded son of All Too Hard was purchased for $55,000 from the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale and collected $939,250 in prizemoney.
His heartbreaking last-stride defeat to Super Seth in October’s $2m Caulfield Guineas (1600m) remains the only time Alligator Blood has been beaten from eight starts.
Alligator Blood heads Diamond Thunder ($13), Superium ($15), King of Hastings ($15) and Its Kind of Magic ($15) in betting – the latter two horses both entering the Guineas as last start Melbourne winners.
The $2m Magic Millions Classic (1200m) for two-year-olds looms as an open contest. Aim ($6) and Farnan ($8) are both unbeaten from two starts and at the top of betting alongside Kings Legacy ($8) and Conceited ($8).
Aim and Kings Legacy are both trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, who won the race with Capitalist (2016), and will be joined by stablemates Nitrous and Stellar Pauline in the Classic.
Exhilarates was Godolphin’s first representative in the Magic Millions Classic when successful last year. Exhilarates is a $17 chance to win the Magic Millions Guineas while stablemate Conceited will look to maintain Godolphin’s perfect record in the Classic.
$2m The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m)
Set Weights, Two-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.
1. KING’S LEGACY (Peter & Paul Snowden) 57kg
2. FARNAN (Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott) Tim Clark 57kg
3. RATHLIN (Ciaron Maher & David Eustace) Mark Zahra 57kg
4. CONCEITED (James Cummings) Damian Lane 57kg
5. AIM (Peter & Paul Snowden) 57kg
6. WISDOM OF WATER (Toby & Trent Edmonds) Robbie Fradd 57kg
7. NITROUS (Peter & Paul Snowden) 57kg
8. KAVAK (Chris Munce) Nash Rawiller 57kg
9. EUPHORIC SUMMER (Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr) Damien Oliver 55kg
10. EVERY ROSE (Mark Newnham) Joshua Parr 55kg
11. GOTTA KISS (Steven O’Dea) Stephanie Thornton (a) 55kg
12. DUSTY TYCOON (Robert Heathcote) Dale Smith 55kg
13. LADY BANFF (Matthew Dunn) James McDonald 55kg
14. AWAY GAME (Ciaron Maher & David Eustace) Luke Currie 55kg
15. STELLAR PAULINE (Peter & Paul Snowden) 55kg
16. SMART ’N’ SEXY (NZ) (Toby & Trent Edmonds) Matthew McGillivray 55kg
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17. BRIBERY (Tony & Calvin McEvoy) 55kg
18. WAY BEYOND (Stuart Kendrick) 57kg
19. THE DRINKS CART (Toby & Trent Edmonds) 57kg
20. COSMIC GOSSIP (Stuart Kendrick) 55kg
21. POUPEE (Stuart Kendrick) 55kg
$2m Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m)
Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.
1. DUBIOUS (Ciaron Maher & David Eustace) James McDonald 58kg
2. ALLIGATOR BLOOD (David Vandyke) Ryan Maloney 57kg
3. HIGHTAIL (Peter & Paul Snowden) 56.5kg
4. DIAMOND THUNDER (Mark Newnham) Joshua Parr 56.5kg
5. EXHILARATES (James Cummings) Kerrin McEvoy 56kg
6. SUPERIUM (Joseph Pride) Nash Rawiller 56kg
7. KING OF HASTINGS (Anthony Freedman) Damien Oliver 56kg
8. PROFIT (Chris Anderson) Glen Boss 56kg
9. ELEVEN ELEVEN (Gregory Hickman) Keagan Latham 56kg
10. LEVIATHAN (Peter & Paul Snowden) 56kg
11. STAR SURPRISE (Michael Moroney) Damian Lane 56kg
12. SCOUT (Toby & Trent Edmonds) 56kg
13. THE EXECUTIONER (Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young) 56kg
14. OH FIVE GLORY (Peter & Will Hulbert) Larry Cassidy 54kg
15. IT’S KIND OF MAGIC (Brent Stanley) Brett Prebble 54kg
16. HOWWONDERFULLIFEIS (Tony Gollan) 54kg
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17. LET IT POUR (Bjorn Baker) 54kg
18. GALA MISS (Kelly Schweida) 54kg
19. DESIGNATED (Kristen Buchanan) 56kg
20. BADOOSH (Matthew Dunn) 56kg
21. BELLS APPROACHING (Matthew Dunn) 56kg