Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2020

Saturday January 11, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Interstate raiders have a top record in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is a $2 million Restricted Listed event held at Queensland’s Gold Coast Racecourse each January during the summer racing season. The Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day features a total of nine events and offers a lucrative $10 million in total prize money.

One of the richest Magic Millions races on the card, the Magic Millions Guineas is open only to three-year-old graduates of the Magic Millions Sales and is contested over 1400m under set weights plus penalties conditions. The other key race on the line-up is the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m).

Good lead-up races into the Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field each season include Doomben’s Listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m) in December and Brisbane’s Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) held in Brisbane a fortnight before Magic Millions Day.

Pierata (2017-18) followed by Boomsara (2018-19) are the latest horses to complete the Vo Rogue Plate – Magic Millions 3YO Guineas double. In 2020 Alligator Blood became the third horse in as many years to win the Magic Millions Guineas on the back of a Vo Rogue Plate success before being stripped of the title later in the year due to a positive swab to a banned substance.

The latest edition of the Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas ran on Saturday January 11, 2020 and was won in outstanding fashion by the odds-on favourite Alligator Blood. Runner-up Eleven Eleven was later declared the official winner (in July) with Alligator Blood disqualified due to a positive swab. 

2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2020 results and finishing order will be published below as soon as announced on Saturday January 11, 2020.

  • 1st: #2 Alligator Blood (Subsequently Disqualified) 
  • 2nd: #9 Eleven Eleven (Subsequently Declared the Winner)
  • 3rd: #5 Exhilarates

Despite a four hour traffic delay on his trip to the Gold Coast, the David Vandyke-trained Alligator Blood was far too good for his rivals dominating the 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas results with a two length charge to the line as the odds-on favourite.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 7 57kg $1.80F
2 9 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Keagan Latham 2L 15 56kg $31
3 5 EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3.3L 4 56kg $12
4 3 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 3.8L 1 56.5kg $13
5 7 KING OF HASTINGS Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 4.8L 3 56kg $21
6 12 SCOUT Toby & Trent Edmonds Tim Clark 5L 10 56kg $101
7 8 PROFIT Chris Anderson Glen Boss 5.1L 9 56kg $20
8 4 DIAMOND THUNDER Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 5.2L 14 56.5kg $19
9 15 IT’S KIND OF MAGIC Brent Stanley Brett Prebble 6.4L 2 54kg $10
10 1 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 6.6L 6 58kg $21
11 14 OH FIVE GLORY Peter & Will Hulbert Larry Cassidy 7.6L 12 54kg $201
12 17e LET IT POUR Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 7.7L 11 54kg $71
13 13 THE EXECUTIONER Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 8.1L 8 56kg $201
14 16 HOWWONDERFULLIFEIS Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 13.1L 5 54kg $201
15 11 STAR SURPRISE Michael Moroney Damian Lane 17.4L 13 56kg $31
SB 10 LEVIATHAN Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 0 56kg
20e BADOOSH Matthew Dunn 0
21e BELLS APPROACHING Matthew Dunn 0
19e DESIGNATED Kristen Buchanan 0
6 SUPERIUM Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 0
18e GALA MISS Kelly Schweida 0

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday January 11, 2020
  • Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 3YOs
  • Status: Restricted Listed
  • Prize Money: $2 million
  • First Run: 2001

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Betting

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting opens weeks in advance of the race with pre-field markets open on the likely runners in the feature showdown.

Runners that dominate the Magic Millions Gold Coast Guineas odds each summer include those with previous Group status wins on their record, runners proven the right-handed way of racing, horses with winning form over a similar distance and those from the major training stables in the country.

Looking at the horses that ran well in the previous summer’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic race can be a good indicator of the now three-year-olds that will perform back at the same race day 12 months on.

Alligator Blood ($1.80 in 2020) was the last favourite in Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting to salute for the punters before being stripped of the title later that year due to a positive swab. 

2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Odds

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2020 odds will be listed below complete with market links as soon as available.

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field

The Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field usually draws a capacity line-up of 16 starters (plus five emergencies) with the season’s top three-year-old Magic Millions eligible runners facing off for the big prize money.

Open to both colts & geldings as well as fillies, many horses in the Magic Millions Guineas field come off a lead-up run at Brisbane or the Gold Coast giving them the experience the right-handed way of racing.

The early Magic Millions 3YO Guineas nominations are taken by Racing Queensland the previous September followed by first acceptances in December and the final field the week of the race.

2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2020 field will be released on the Monday of race week and published in full below.

The official 2020 Magic Millions Guineas Barrier Draw then takes place on the Tuesday during a special event at Surfers Paradise beach on the Gold Coast.

The 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field & Barriers are now out with David Vandyke’s star local Alligator Blood the odds-on favourite to win.

Alligator Blood has won seven of his eight career starts with the sole loss being the devastatingly close second to Super Seth in the $2 million Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

The horse presents rock-hard fit third-up after successive Eagle Farm wins by big margins and is three-from-three over the 1400m distance.

Scratchings: #6 Superium (1), #18e Gala Miss (13), #19e Designated (3), #20e Badoosh (4)m, #21e Bells Approaching (2)

Betting Update: The Magic Millions Guineas scratchings have seen the odds-on favourite Alligator Blood come into an ideal barrier seven draw

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 23015×4266 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 10 58kg
2 11x1112x11 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 11 57kg
3 x692x28x21 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg
4 4x1131x114 DIAMOND THUNDER Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 20 56.5kg
5 120x1127x5 EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8 56kg
6 11x4255x12 SUPERIUM Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 1 56kg
7 121×2251 KING OF HASTINGS Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 7 56kg
8 1121×2 PROFIT Chris Anderson Glen Boss 15 56kg
9 525111×323 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Keagan Latham 21 56kg
10 12×231 LEVIATHAN Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 14 56kg
11 2116×1 STAR SURPRISE Michael Moroney Damian Lane 19 56kg
12 x452x11162 SCOUT Toby & Trent Edmonds Tim Clark 16 56kg
13 24×2289330 THE EXECUTIONER Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 12 56kg
14 3700×34268 OH FIVE GLORY Peter & Will Hulbert Larry Cassidy 18 54kg
15 2141 IT’S KIND OF MAGIC Brent Stanley Brett Prebble 6 54kg
16 22×114309 HOWWONDERFULLIFEIS Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 9 54kg
17e 3x2337x245 LET IT POUR Bjorn Baker TBA 17 54kg
18e 1480×14 GALA MISS Kelly Schweida TBA 13 54kg
19e 0x2472x138 DESIGNATED Kristen Buchanan TBA 3 56kg
20e x59x222x16 BADOOSH Matthew Dunn TBA 4 56kg
21e 6x98x313 BELLS APPROACHING Matthew Dunn TBA 2 56kg

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips

Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas tips include backing in-form three-year-olds with black-type winning form on their record and those from interstate stables.

History shows visitors from stables in Sydney and Melbourne have a dominant record so backing a runner outside of Queensland is a good Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting tip. Boomsara (2019) and Alligator Blood (2020) however both overcame the local hoodoo becoming the first Queensland-trained winners of the race since 2013. The David Vandyke-trained winner was subsequently stripped of the title and Eleven Eleven declared the official 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner.

2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Gold Coast Magic Millions Guineas 2020 betting tips and exclusive summer racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the three-year-old Magic Millions Sales graduates to back and sack!

  • To Win: #2 Alligator Blood ($1.80) 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Horses | Alligator Blood - Ladbrokes.com.au

Little value to be had with odds-on price offered for Alligator Blood but nothing has come close to him this prep and can’t see that changing third-up. Is the fit horse in the mix with a seven-from-eight record. Group 1 second in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas was the only loss and that was by the barest of margins. Successive Eagle Farm wins in the lead-up, 1400m is his pet distance and should come into barrier eight. Back don’t sack.

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Form Guide

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas form guide has all the need-to-know race information including the saddlecloth numbers, Magic Millions barriers, jockeys and the trainers of all the horses in the field each Queensland Summer Racing Carnival.

When doing the Magic Millions Guineas form it is important to look out for in-form runners from Sydney stables, graduates out of the key preparatory races like Brisbane’s Vo Rogue Plate and those with Group 1 form.

2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Form Guide

A link to the Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2020 Form Guide will be available below following final acceptances.

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results

Recent Magic Millions 3YO Guineas results have been dominated by horses trained outside of the sunshine state with the last Queensland-trained winners of the race being Saluter (2013) followed more recently by Boomsara (2019) for former champion hoop Chris Munce and the champion Alligator Blood (2020), the latter subsequently stripped of the title due to a positive swab disqualification.

Fillies have plenty of winning form over the boys in the Magic Millions Guineas results including the victory of Sweet Idea (2014) and more recently Flying Jess (2017), but overall colts have enjoyed the most wins.

Notable Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winners include Ha Ha (2002), Gold Edition (2007), Mahuta (2016) and Alligator Blood (2020) who was later disqualified and removed from the official list of champions.

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Winners

Year Horse Race Name Distance Jockey Trainer Weight (kg) Time
2020 Alligator Blood (Subsequently Disqualified)

Eleven Eleven (New Champion)

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m Ryan Maloney David Vandyke 57kg 1:20.98
2019 Boomsara Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m Tim Clark Chris Munce 57kg 1:21.13
2018 Pierata Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m C. Brown G. Hickman 57 1:21.02
2017 Flying Jess Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m T. Angland J. Moloney 55 1:21.23
2016 Mahuta Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m B. Rawiller D. Weir 58 1:21.57
2015 Deiheros Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m R. McMahon L. Kennewell 57 1.23.15
2014 Sweet Idea Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m J. McDonald G. Waterhouse 56 1.20.78
2013 Saluter Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m D. Browne J. McLachlan 57 1.21.85
2012 Punch On Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m P. Hammersley P. Balzen 56 1.22.26
2011 Torio’s Quest Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 1400m H. Bowman B. Partelle 56 1.22.93
2010 Graceful Anna Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m P. Robl D. Pfeiffer 55 1.22.56
2009 Tempest Tost Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m D. Gauci G. White 54 1.23.13
2008 Heart of the Citi Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m B. Pengelly P. Duff 56.5 1.21.93
2007 Gold Edition Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m D. Beadman R. Maund 55 1.21.07
2006 Tereschenko Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m C. Newitt P. Moody 55.5 1.21.67
2005 Tippitaka Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m C. Brown T. McEvoy 55.5 1.21.75
2004 Jamieson Valley Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m D. Beadman J. Hawkes 55.5 1.21.33
2003 Biaggio Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m S. Galloway G. Waterhouse 55.5 1.21.58
2002 Ha Ha Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m J. Cassidy G. Waterhouse 55 1.20.38
2001 Paradiddle (NZ) Magic Millions 3YO Trophy 1400m B. Prebble D. Lawson 55.5 1.21.88