MAGIC MILLIONS day on the Gold Coast provides a stunning meeting with an incredible $10 million in prize-money up for grabs. Very exciting, now for some winners:
$242,500 MAGIC MILLIONS MAIDEN PLATE. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 10 DINNIGAN; 11 Problem Solver; 1 Missile Strike; 5 Balearic.
BEST ROUGHIE: 12 ZABEEL’S CHOICE.
SUGGESTED BET: DINNIGAN to win.
DINNIGAN led when run down late 2nd Canterbury maiden before huge in the G3 Vo Rogue when 2nd Pierata, Goodfella 3rd. Should be beating these on that effort. PROBLEM SOLVER has raced three times for three seconds. Spelled after latest outing in August, two trials coming in here both very good. Chance. MISSILE STRIKE has 2 seconds and 2 thirds from 7 starts, has very good natural ability. Respect here.
$242,500 MAGIC MILLIONS COUNTRY CUP. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 15 ZAFINA; 5 He’s A Moral; 11 Suggan Buggan; 1 Golden Day.
BEST ROUGHIE: 2 CONCA DEL SOGNO.
SUGGESTED BET: Box Quinella/Trifecta: 1 – 2 – 5 – 11 – 15.
ZAFINA has 3 wins and 10 placings from 22 starts, ran 3rd Canberra Open Handicap before 2nd Canterbury behind Samaboubt. Good form that, chance here in very tricky race. HE’S A MORAL Weir-trained, form good, 3rd Just Hifalutin, MV before 4th Seymour latest outing with 61kgs. Well worth another chance. SUGGAN BUGGAN 2 wins and 3 thirds from 6 starts, always in the firing line, respect. ONE GOLDEN DAY 6 wins and 9 placings from 22 starts, good galloper, always a chance.
$970,000 MAGIC MILLIONS QTIS OPEN. 1300-metres.
SELECTIONS: 14 FIT FOR PURPOSE; 2 Siegfried; 9 Mishani El Lobo; 3 Havasay.
BEST ROUGHIE: 1 UPSTART PRIDE.
SUGGESTED BET: FIT FOR PURPOSE each-way.
FIT FOR PURPOSE has 4 wins and 2 seconds from just 9 starts, resumed with two easy wins Sunshine Coast before 6th Doomben from bad draw when fav. Go well in this. SIEGFRIED veteran, 9 wins and 12 placings from 37 starts, first-up close 7th G3 George Moore, before 5th Mighty Like, Gold Coast last week. Respect, fitter. MISHANI EL LOBO impressive winner Doomben before close 2nd Gold Coast last run. Strong claims.
$970,000 MAGIC MILLIONS TROPHY. 2200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 4 SEDANZER; 2 Payroll; 1 Testashadow; 6 My Giuliano.
BEST ROUGHIE: 3 DARK EYES.
SUGGESTED BET: SEDANZER to win.
SEDANZER has won 6 of 13 including 3 of last 4, last start brave 2nd Pecans G3 Belle of The Turf, Gosford. Hard to beat. PAYROLL Vic mare in great form, 2nd in G2 Matriarch, Flemington before won G3 Eclipse Stakes then won Listed Lord Stakes. Hard to stop. TESTASHADOW racing well in Sydney, latest 3rd Montauk in Summer Cup, respect now.
$970,000 MAGIC MILLIONS FILLIES AND MARES. 1300-metres.
SELECTIONS: 1 GLOBAL GLAMOUR; 16 Pretty Fast; 4 Eckstein; 8 Merriest.
BEST ROUGHIE: 10 MY COUNTRY.
SUGGESTED BET: GLOBAL GLAMOUR to win.
GLOBAL GLAMOUR is all class, won G2 Tristarc, Caulfield, before led and run down late close 6th Shoals, G1 Myer Classic, Flemington Cup week. Looks the winner. PRETTY FAST has won past four starts, trialled well coming in here, looks very progressive. The danger. ECKSTEIN flashed home 2nd Shoals G1 Myer, Flemington, spell, resumed with 11th of 11 Christmas Classic, Randwick. Obviously can do a lot better than latest outing. Fitter, respect.
$970,000 MAGIC MILLIONS CUP. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 8 OZI CHOICE; 6 Arbeitsam; 11 Care To Think; 3 Crack Me Up.
BEST ROUGHIE: 1 LUCKY HUSSLER.
SUGGESTED BET: OZI CHOICE each-way.
OZI CHOOICE is on fire in Melbourne, has won 8 of 30 overall including last three has led throughout in all three big wins past two. Hard to tip against. ARBEITSAM NSW form strong, won three on end impressively before short break, flop first-up. Forgive, best form makes him tough here. CARE TO THINK just keeps on winning, has won past 4, three at Doomben the other a TAB HIGHWAY at Randwick. Can win.
$1,970,000 MAGIC MILLIONS GUINEAS. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 15 SASSO CORBARO; 1 Pierata; 9 Wild Heart; 2 Goodfella.
BEST ROUGHIE: 11 CALCULATED.
SUGGESTED BET: Box Quinella/Trifecta: 1 – 2 – 9 – 11 – 15.
SASSO CORBARO is a raw talent on the rise, has won 3 of 5 with 2 seconds, won past two Hawkesbury and Randwick, both by huge margins. Go close. PIERATA two impressive wins and a second from past three all at Doomben. Looks tough to beat from gate 1. WILD HEART nice horse, impressive beating Single Bullet and Redouble last time Wyong MM. Go well, as too will GOODFELLA from a nice gate.
$1,970,000 MAGIC MILLIONS 2YO CLASSIC. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 2 EL TROOP; 1 Jonker; 12 Nomothaj; 11 Sunlight.
BEST ROUGHIE: 9 MERYL.
SUGGESTED BET: EF TROOP to win.
EF TROOP never been beaten trials or races, won debut before leading throughout in Listed Phelan Ready by huge space. Looks a brilliant youngster. Go close despite horror gate. JONKER huge trial win before won the Max Lees then huge win in the Wyong MM. Great gate, hard to beat. NOMOTHAJ Vic trained, won the Listed Maribyrnong Trial only start Flemington. Has since trialled well several times. In great hands, watch. SUNLIGHT can win also on his last two impressive winning runs.
$970,000 MAGIC MILLIONS SNIPPETS. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 3 VIDDORA; 9 Egyptian Symbol; 4 Dothraki; 12 Murt The Flirt.
BEST ROUGHIE: 6 KAEPERNICK.
SUGGESTED BET: VIDDORA to win.
VIDDORA is all class, won G3 before 2nd G1 Goodwood, spell, 2nd G1 Moir MV, 4th G1 Manikato before won G1 Winterbottom in WA. That’s the best form. EGYPTIAN SYMBOL won Listed Starlight Dec 2, break two winning trials coming in here. Flies fresh so rates highly. DOTHRAKI is always a threat in these quality sprint races and this is no exception.