Magic Millions Cup 2020

Saturday January 11, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Queensland horses have a poor recent record in the Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup

The Magic Millions Cup is a $1 million race held as part of the $10 million Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day in mid-January each Queensland Summer Racing Carnival. The meeting hosts nine races open only to Magic Millions Sales graduates including the $2 million Magic Millions Classic and $2 million Magic Millions Guineas.

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup is a Restricted Listed event offering the winner $580,000 in prize money, and is run under quality handicap conditions over 1400m. The maximum handicap is 61kg and minimum is 54kg, while the field capacity is 16 horses plus five emergencies that all came via a Magic Millions Catalogue.

Horses come into the Magic Millions Cup field via earlier summer races including the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) in Sydney or the Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) in Brisbane. Many runners will have had a start in either the Magic Millions Cup or another Magic Millions race in previous years. For example, in 2020 Vega One defeated the previous year’s champion Redouble with the 2019 runner-up Sambro finishing third.

The latest edition of the Magic Millions Cup ran on Saturday January 11, 2020 and saw the Tony Gollan-trained Vega One salute for the Queenslanders and favourite-backers. 

2020 Magic Millions Cup Results

The official Magic Millions Cup 2020 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday January 11, 2020 and published below.

  • 1st: #6 Vega One
  • 2nd: #2 Redouble
  • 3rd: #4 Sambro

Inaugural The Gateway winner in Brisbane last start, the Tony Gollan-trained Vega One ($3.30) franked the form out of that $250,000 feature winning the 2020 Magic Millions Cup as the favourite. He beat home last year’s champ Redouble by a half-length, while the 2019 runner-up Sambro for Chris Waller ran a further length back third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 6 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 11 55.5kg $3.30F
2 2 REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 0.5L 16 58kg $18
3 4 SAMBRO Chris Waller James McDonald 1.5L 12 57kg $11
4 8 SMARTEDGE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 1.7L 13 54kg $13
5 3 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Robbie Fradd 2.2L 14 57.5kg $6.50
6 1 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Toby & Trent Edmonds Jason Collett 2.3L 8 60kg $11
7 10 USAIN BOWLER John Sadler Luke Currie 3.1L 9 54kg $12
8 13 OVER EXPOSURE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Mark Du Plessis 4.8L 2 54kg $21
9 5 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen Micheal Hellyer 4.9L 10 55.5kg $101
10 15 THE PARTY GIRL David Pfieffer Jake Bayliss 5.3L 7 54kg $51
11 9 CRUZE Barry Lockwood Dale Smith 5.6L 6 54kg $31
12 17e ECHO JET Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 6.6L 15 54kg $16
13 18e PHOBETOR Michael Costa Kerrin McEvoy 7.6L 4 54kg $8
14 11 LOVE SHACK BABY David Pfieffer Glen Boss 8.6L 1 54kg $61
15 14 SHOGUN SUN Kelly Schweida James Orman 8.8L 5 54kg $41
16 12 CADOGAN Toby & Trent Edmonds Matthew McGillivray 9.2L 3 54kg $41
20e ZOOLOGY Brent Stanley 0
19e SOFIE’S GOLD CLASS Debbie Newham 0
7 SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea 0
16 ROMANI GIRL (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0

Magic Millions Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday January 11, 2020
  • Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Restricted Listed
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 2003

Magic Millions Cup Betting

Magic Millions Cup betting often opens before the official field is announced with all-in prices offered on the potential runners in the Restricted Listed Magic Millions Race Day event.

Horses that have run in previous editions of the race or contested another event like the Magic Millions Guineas during their three-year-old season often feature high up the Magic Millions Cup odds.

Previous Gold Coast race experience, being Group 1 performed, proven Group winners and gallopers from the top interstate stables are also the major players in the Magic Millions Cup betting markets each summer.

2020 Magic Millions Cup Odds

The Magic Millions Cup 2020 odds will be listed below as soon as released.

Magic Millions Cup Field

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup field attracts a quality line-up of graduates out of the Magic Millions sales and many have had a previous run at the Magic Millions mid-January race day.

Lucky Hussler was at short Magic Millions Cup odds for his 2016 win

Dual Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler won the Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup in 2016. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Horses from both Queensland stables and interstate training operations take to the Magic Millions Gold Coast Cup field each summer and could even be resuming in the $1 million feature.

Good lead-up races for horses into the Magic Millions Cup field include Wyong’s Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes (1200m) from December and Sydney’s Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m).

Queensland Racing take the early Magic Millions Cup nominations in late December the year before with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday before race day.

2020 Magic Millions Cup Field

The Magic Millions Cup 2020 field is set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be listed below along with the barrier draw.

The 2020 Magic Millions Cup final field has attracted a quality line-up including the reigning champion Redouble drawn the outside alley and Tony Gollan’s last start The Gateway winner Vega One.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 40x4x578x5 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Toby & Trent Edmonds Jason Collett 9 60kg 106
2 4017×46003 REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 20 58kg 102
3 873×121311 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Robbie Fradd 18 57.5kg 101
4 x37242x037 SAMBRO Chris Waller James McDonald 15 57kg 100
5 0x56482x70 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen Micheal Hellyer 11 55.5kg 97
6 212191×821 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 14 55.5kg 97
7 x121x132x2 SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea 16 54.5kg 95
8 629x711x32 SMARTEDGE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 17 54kg 91
9 212110×151 CRUZE Barry Lockwood Dale Smith 7 54kg 90
10 0x514081x0 USAIN BOWLER John Sadler Luke Currie 10 54kg 89.5
11 7x343133x9 LOVE SHACK BABY David Pfieffer Glen Boss 1 54kg 89
12 0x83255x03 CADOGAN Toby & Trent Edmonds Matthew McGillivray 4 54kg 85
13 211422×054 OVER EXPOSURE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Mark Du Plessis 3 54kg 85
14 225025×424 SHOGUN SUN Kelly Schweida James Orman 6 54kg 85
15 414221×817 THE PARTY GIRL David Pfieffer Jake Bayliss (late alt) 8 54kg 84
16 3409×12104 ROMANI GIRL (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 13 54kg 82
17e 1583×97391 ECHO JET Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 19 54kg 80
18e 14141×81 PHOBETOR Michael Costa Kerrin McEvoy (late alt) 5 54kg 79.5
19e 170x157x83 SOFIE’S GOLD CLASS Debbie Newham TBA 12 54kg 76
20e 32×1193254 ZOOLOGY Brent Stanley TBA 2 54kg 66

2020 Magic Millions Cup Nominations

The official Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup 2020 Nominations close in early January, just under two weeks before the iconic $10 million Magic Millions Race Day in Queensland.

The 2020 Magic Millions Cup nominations attracted 36 early hopefuls including the Robert Heathcote-trained pre-field favourite Deep Image coming off lead-up wins in the Listed Lough Neagh Stakes and The Buffering.

Last year’s winner Redouble is also nominated for a Magic Millions Cup title defense.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x0611x4506 INVINCIBELLA M 6 Chris Waller 1 60kg 60kg 110
2 40x4x578x5 CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 6 Toby & Trent Edmonds 2 60kg 60kg 106
3 24x21490x6 IRITHEA M 6 Bjorn Baker 3 56.5kg 56.5kg 103
4 4017×46003 REDOUBLE G 6 Bjorn Baker 4 58kg 58kg 102
5 873×121311 DEEP IMAGE G 6 Robert Heathcote 5= 57.5kg 57.5kg 101
6 20022×4101 MADAM ROUGE M 4 Chris Waller 5= 55.5kg 55.5kg 101
7 x37242x037 SAMBRO G 5 Chris Waller 7 57kg 57kg 100
8 4211x70x34 BOOMSARA G 4 Chris Munce 8= 56kg 56kg 98
9 138119×067 RIVER RACER M 6 Les Ross 8= 54kg 54kg 98
10 x14033x413 CHAPTER AND VERSE G 5 Desleigh Forster 10= 55.5kg 55.5kg 97
11 0x56482x70 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE G 7 Darryl Hansen 10= 55.5kg 55.5kg 97
12 212191×821 VEGA ONE G 4 Tony Gollan 10= 55.5kg 55.5kg 97
13 x121x132x2 SCALLOPINI G 5 Steven O’Dea 13 54.5kg 54.5kg 95
14 629x711x32 SMARTEDGE G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 14 54kg 52.5kg 91
15 212110×151 CRUZE G 5 Barry Lockwood 15 54kg 52kg 90
16 1235×11315 CONSTANT FLIGHT G 5 David Vandyke 16= 54kg 51.5kg 89.5
17 0x514081x0 USAIN BOWLER G 5 John Sadler 16= 54kg 51.5kg 89.5
18 7x343133x9 LOVE SHACK BABY G 5 David Pfieffer 18 54kg 51.5kg 89
19 x571629x07 THINK BLEUE M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 19 54kg 49kg 88
20 0x83255x03 CADOGAN G 6 Toby & Trent Edmonds 20= 54kg 49.5kg 85
21 64×0241255 LA TIGERESA M 5 Jason Warren 20= 54kg 47.5kg 85
22 211422×054 OVER EXPOSURE G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 20= 54kg 49.5kg 85
23 225025×424 SHOGUN SUN G 5 Kelly Schweida 20= 54kg 49.5kg 85
24 414221×817 THE PARTY GIRL M 5 David Pfieffer 24 54kg 47kg 84
25 3409×12104 ROMANI GIRL (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 25= 54kg 46kg 82
26 7x12443x21 YAMAZAKI M 4 David Pfieffer 25= 54kg 46kg 82
27 1583×97391 ECHO JET G 5 Bjorn Baker 27 54kg 47kg 80
28 14141×81 PHOBETOR G 4 Michael Costa 28 54kg 46.5kg 79.5
29 1716×25333 MORRISSY H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 29 54kg 45.5kg 77.5
30 1158141×58 THINK FREE M 4 Kris Lees 30 54kg 43.5kg 77
31 170x157x83 SOFIE’S GOLD CLASS M 6 Debbie Newham 31 54kg 43kg 76
32 x57546x725 ABOVE AND BEYOND G 4 Gary Portelli 32 54kg 43kg 72.5
33 x14417x790 WILDWOOD JADE M 5 Jason Warren 33 54kg 41kg 72
34 2x5409x434 MAGIC FOX G 4 Kelly Schweida 34 54kg 42.5kg 71.5
35 32×1193254 ZOOLOGY G 5 Brent Stanley 35 54kg 40kg 66
36 3725242386 WILL’S BID G 5 Angela Plumb 36 54kg 37kg 60

Magic Millions Cup Tips

Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup tips include looking for previous performers in the race from earlier years, runners with winning form at the Gold Coast track, older horses proven in top company and well-weighted gallopers in good form over the summer.

2020 Magic Millions Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Magic Millions Cup tips 2020 will be available below leading up to the Gold Coast Magic Millions Races.

Magic Millions Cup Form Guide

The Magic Millions Gold Coast Cup form guide gives you all the information you need to place a successful bet on the race including the saddlecloth numbers and starting barriers of the runners, as well as the jockeys and trainers for all horses in the field.

Doing the Magic Millions Cup form is important before enjoying a punt on the race and means looking out for runners with a good Gold Coast track record, those with winning form around the distance (1400m), horses dropping in weight from their last start and in-form summer gallopers.

2020 Magic Millions Cup Form Guide

A link to the comprehensive Magic Millions Cup 2020 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Magic Millions Cup Results

Some top middle-distance gallopers have headed the Magic Millions Cup results in recent years including Lucky Hussler (2016) and Triple Elegance (2013).

Runners from stables outside of Queensland have a dominant record in the Magic Millions Cup results from the past decade with the last Queensland-trained horses to take out the race being champion sprinter Spirit Of Boom (2012) followed more recently by the Tony Gollan-trained Vega One (2020).

Magic Millions Cup Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2020 Vega One Redouble Sambro 1:21.57
2019 Redouble Sambro Shogun Sun 1:21.40
2018 Care To Think Arbeitsam Snippets Land 1:20.72
2017 Testashadow Perfect Dare Snippets Land 1:21.70
2016 Lucky Hussler Strawberry Boy Baligari 1:20.43
2015 Spurtonic Strawberry Boy The Bowler 1:22.72
2014 Velrosso Phelan Ready Club Command 1:20.93
2013 Triple Elegance Gundy Son Stratford 1:21.45
2012 Spirit Of Boom Startsmeup Latin News 1:22.00
2011 Bold Glance Zero Rock Captain Sonador 1:23.23
2010 Walking Or Dancing Zero Rock Mr Unforgettable 1:21.72
2009 Masai Pride Black Piranha Voice Commander 1:21.62
2008 Theseo Upilio Five Ways 1:22.60
2007 Warrior Trader Masai Pride Master Denis 1:21.61
2006 Plans Warrior Trader Deuxieme 1:21.97
2005 Inspire Gallieni Mitanni 1:21.57
2004 Amex Milkshake Queen Amidala 1:21.29
2003 Cosmic Rays Miner’s Union Killachi 1:08.79