Magic Millions National Classic 2022

Saturday June 4, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Magic Millions National Classic is a nice lead-up race into the Tatt’s Tiara each winter.

From 2021 the Group 3 Queensland Sapphire Stakes is now defunct and runs as the Magic Millions National Classic, which does not hold Black-Type status.

The Magic Millions National Classic (formerly the Queensland Sapphire Stakes) is a relatively new race run during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival in early June on Queensland Oaks Day. The event offers $500,000 and replaces the race formerly known as the Glenlogan Park Stakes, which was contested over 1300m.

The Magic Millions National Classic is now a mile race contested at weight-for-age and takes place on the same day as the Group 1 Queensland Oaks for the three-year-old fillies and the Group 2 Moreton Cup for Stradbroke hopefuls.

Since the change of name and conditions, the event is no longer confused with the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) for fillies and mares held at Randwick in April during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Open only to fillies and mares, the event serves as a potential lead-up into the $600,000 Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara (1400m) also run at WFA at Eagle Farm a fortnight later.

The latest edition of the Magic Millions National Classic took place on Saturday June 4, 2022 and saw trainer Chris Waller prepare the First Four led by the successful race favourite Kiku ($4.40F).

2022 Magic Millions National Classic Results

The official Magic Millions National Classic 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race takes place on Saturday June 4, 2022.

  • 1st: #2 Kiku ($4.40F)
  • 2nd: #1 Nudge
  • 3rd: #3 Atishu

Magic Millions National Classic Race Info

  • Formerly: Queensland Sapphire Stakes; Glenlogan Park Stakes
  • Date: Saturday June 4, 2022
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: WFA – Fillies & Mares
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1985
 

Magic Millions National Classic Betting

Magic Millions National Classic odds are dominated by classy female gallopers that may be just off the top level but who have Group 1 experience from earlier in the season in events such as Morphettville’s Robert Sangster Stakes or another lead-up in Brisbane such as the Kingsford-Smith Cup.

With the race distance recently increased from 1300m to 1600m, any fillies and mares proven over the mile are also likely to sit high up the Magic Millions National Classic betting markets as are those suited to WFA racing.

Kiku ($4.40 in 2022) was the last favourite in Magic Millions National Classic betting to win when beating home three of her stablemates in an all-Chris Waller First Four.

2022 Magic Millions National Classic Odds

The official Magic Millions National Classic 2022 odds on the race formerly known as the Glenlogan Park Stakes will be available below as soon as markets come out for Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival this season.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Magic Millions National Classic will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Magic Millions National Classic Field

The Magic Millions National Classic field attracts a collection of the season’s better fillies and mares, many coming off lead-up runs in earlier Brisbane races over the 1300m – 1600m distance range.

The interstate raiders out of Sydney and Melbourne have an excellent strike-rate in the event and visitors make-up the bulk of the Magic Millions National Classic field each season.

Brisbane’s Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes previously served as the best lead-up into the event, but now takes place the week after the race.

Magic Millions National Classic nominations close on the Monday prior to the race with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

2022 Magic Millions National Classic Field

The official Magic Millions National Classic 2022 field is announced on the Wednesday leading up to Queensland Oaks Day with the line-up of female gallopers chasing a potential next-up Tatt’s Tiara assignment to be listed below once released.

The 2022 Magic Millions National Classic final field features nine female gallopers including four for premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller led by the narrow favourite Kiku drawn the rails.

2022 Magic Millions National Classic Nominations

The early Magic Millions National Classic 2022 nominations are taken the Monday of race week and will be published below once announced.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
141600x6P33ATISHU (NZ)M4Chris Waller
211x543x141BELLE PLAISIR (NZ)M5Tony & Calvin McEvoy
3711x2x00x8BONHAMM4Tony Gollan
421x50Px477CLIFF’S ART (IRE)M6Matthew Smith
51x474128x1DZSENIFERM4Gary Duncan
644×7223421ITAM4Bjorn Baker
738×2353205KIKUM4Chris Waller
8300×331643NEVER TALKM4Kris Lees
92x306230x6NUDGEM5Chris Waller
10125132×942OUR INTRIGUE (NZ)M6Chris Waller
111110x212x5PALAISIPANM4Chris Munce
121389×21190SHE’S THE GIFT (NZ)M4Chris Waller
13786×710750STOLEN JADEM5Clarry Conners
14220x9273x4YAMAZAKIM6Annabel Neasham
15269x256x27ZINGM5Chris Waller

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Magic Millions National Classic Form Guide

The Magic Millions National Classic form guide details all the must know facts for punters including the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. Looking at the guide for single-figure hopes coming off a nice lead-up run with ability at the distance is important when doing the National Classic form in Queensland.

In recent seasons the form out of the race formerly known as the Queensland Sapphire Stakes has held-up in subsequent Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival Group events including the Tattersall’s Tiara at elite level at Eagle Farm.

2022 Magic Millions National Classic Form Guide

Punters will be able to access an all-inclusive Magic Millions National Classic 2022 race form guide by following the link provided the week of the race to help with your Queensland Oaks Day betting. 

Magic Millions National Classic Tips

Looking for runners with proven form around 1300m – 1600m that have run well in similar class either in Brisbane or Sydney leading up to the race are good Magic Millions National Classic tips.

Sapphire Stakes Winners (Savatiano) | Photo: Steve Hart | Ladbrokes.com.au
Savatiano is one of the most famous Magic Millions National Classic / Queensland Sapphire Stakes winners (when the race ran as the Glenlogan Park Stakes). Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Many local hopes contest the race however the interstate raiders have a dominant record and make the best Magic Millions National Classic betting tips.

2022 Magic Millions National Classic Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Magic Millions National Classic 2022 betting tips and Brisbane race selections for the winter mile showdown will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the gallopers to back and sack this Queensland Oaks Day.

  • To Win: #3 Atishu ($5.50 at time of publish)

Waller saddles-up four of the nine in this race and there’s a touch of value for perennial place-getter Atishu. She comes off back-to-back thirds in Group 3 company when rounding out the trifecta in the Hawkesbury Cup and Scone Cup, both over a mile. Carrying more weight, but she’s got a touch of class and is going well coming back against her own kind after matching motors with the boys. Last start missed the kick and was drawn right out going back in the wet. This is a smaller field, she’ll get a firmer track and presents as a danger.

Magic Millions National Classic Results

Notable Glenlogan Park Stakes / Sapphire Stakes / Magic Millions National Classic winners in recent years include Ortensia (2009), the next year’s Tatt’s Tiara winner Srikandi (2014) and Godolphin’s Group 1 winner Savatiano (2019).

In 2022 trainer Chris Waller prepared the first four over the line in the Magic Millions Classic results led by Kiku.

Glenlogan Park / Queensland Sapphire Stakes / National Classic Winners

YearPlaceHorseTime
2022
Magic Millions National Classic
1stKiku1:37.03
2ndNudge
3rdAtishu
2021
Magic Millions National Classic
1stNudge1:37.03
2ndYamazaki
3rdRocha Clock
2020
Sapphire Stakes
1stSure Knee1:38.14 (over 1630m)
2ndKrone
3rdBaccarat Baby
2019
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stSavatiano1:15.68
2ndQuilista
3rdEckstein
2018
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stPedrena1:19.26
2ndInvincibella
3rdSchism
2017
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stEckstein1:20.07
2ndEgyptian Symbol
3rdSold For Song
2016
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stGhisoni1:17.9
2ndCradle Me
3rdBeatniks
2015
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stPeace Force1:19.7
2ndSolicit
3rdTukiyo
2014
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stSrikandi1:18.4
2ndBelle De Coeur
3rdPlatinum Rocker
2013
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stSookie1:19.3
2ndBound To Blush
3rdDiademe
2012
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stWealth Princess1:19.5
2ndSophie’s Spirit
3rdAlltherightmoves
2011
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stKanzan1:20.6
2ndZero Rock
3rdReturntosender
2010
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stWealth Princess1:19.3
2ndJerezana
3rdFlying Tessie
2009
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stOrtensia1:18.3
2ndBelong To Many
3rdRusseting
2008
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stQuizzical Lady1:18.5
2ndChinchilla Rose
3rdSeconde
2007
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stStorm Signal1:18.7
2ndJazzella
3rdReverenza
2006
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stCountess Bathory1:19.0
2ndLa Sizeranne
3rdFreeroller
2005
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stBeautiful Gem1:19.5
2ndPentelikon
3rdWasimah
2004
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stMartique1:18.1
2ndFair Embrace
3rdStar Of Flight
2003
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stSuzy Grey1:19.5
2ndFeelers
3rdGolden Snitch
2002
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stParis Heartbeat1:18.9
2ndSnow Hero
3rdHot Riff
2001
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stClassic Cliche1:19.9
2ndCitichy
3rdBe Cool
2000
Glenlogan Park Stakes
1stStella Maree1:19.8
2ndClassic Cliche
3rdCrestfallen