Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2018

Saturday January 13th, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: Fillies have a strong record over the boys in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is a Restricted Listed race run at the Gold Coast Racecourse in mid-January as part of the $10 million Magic Millions Race Day each summer in Queensland. It is one of two $2 million races on the card along with the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas and is run at set weights.

Only graduates from the Magic Millions Sales are eligible to run in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic field, which is contested over 1200m and offers $1.2 million in prize money to the winner.

Key lead-up races into the Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic include the Listed Phelan Ready Stakes (1050m) at Doomben in December, the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) in Brisbane a fortnight earlier and other Gold Coast races run the Saturday prior to Magic Millions Day.

The latest edition of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic ran on Saturday January 13th, 2018.

2018 Magic Millions Classic Results

  • 1st: #11 Sunlight
  • 2nd: #5 Fullazaboot
  • 3rd: #13 Outback Barbie

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Race Info

  • Date: Saturday January 13th, 2018
  • Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights – 2YOs
  • Status: Restricted Listed
  • Prize Money: $2 million
  • First Run: 1987

2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Results

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2018 results and finishing order will be published below as soon as available on Saturday January 13th, 2018.

The 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic Results saw the Tony McEvoy-trained favourite Sunlight, the $4 favourite, overcome early interference and go on to beat $101 outsider Fullazaboot by two lengths, while Outback Barbie ($26) ran third. Sunlight is now new favourite for the Golden Slipper 2018 during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 11 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 12 55kg $4F
2 5 FULLAZABOOT Stuart Kendrick Tye Angland 2L 16 57kg $101
3 13 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 2.3L 5 55kg $26
4 2 EF TROOP Tony Gollan Matthew McGillivray 3.05L 13 57kg $4.20
5 10 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli Ben Melham 4.8L 10 55kg $20
6 7 BONDI Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 5L 15 57kg $17
7 16 WHISKEY SHOOTER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5.5L 8 55kg $41
8 4 LEGISLATION Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Browne 5.7L 6 57kg $26
9 14 ANTHEMOESSA Matt Cumani Jordan Childs 7.45L 3 55kg $61
10 3 QUACKERJACK Mark Newnham Koby Jennings 7.65L 14 57kg $41
11 8 SKYRAY Clarry Conners Jason Collett 9.15L 7 57kg $61
12 9 MERYL Lee Curtis Christian Reith 9.45L 4 55kg $26
13 15 WITHERSPOON Brad Widdup Corey Brown 9.75L 11 55kg $61
14 12 NOMOTHAJ David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 9.85L 1 55kg $10
15 6 CROCKETT Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 10.35L 9 57kg $41
16 1 JONKER David Atkins Hugh Bowman 21.1L 2 57kg $4.80
20e SUGAR SIZZLE Angela Plumb Ryan Plumb 0
21e CATASTROPHIC Chris Munce 0
19e SPIRIT’S PRIDE Michael Nolan 0
17e PAQUIRRI Gary Moore 0
18e TERMINOLOGY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 0

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Betting

Betting on the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic is big business each summer and futures markets are open weeks in advance of the races.

Plenty of upsets have occurred during the race’s history, but horses dominant in Magic Millions Classic odds are those with previous wins on their records in stakes company. Proven records in lead-up Brisbane races under the same conditions and Group winners also dominate Magic Millions betting each summer.

2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Odds

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic odds 2018 will be published below as soon as available.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field

The Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic field attracts a class line-up of promising young juvenile racehorses that were purchased at one of the Magic Millions Sale auctions at the Gold Coast or in Tasmania, Perth and Adelaide.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic betting often favours in-form fillies

Driefontein is one of four Magic Millions 2YO Classic winners for Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Colts and geldings as well as fillies all face off in the Magic Millions Classic field every January vying for a share in the $2 million prize money. Many of the runners come off lead-up summer runs in Brisbane and the race can serve as a good lead-up to the autumn’s Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes in Sydney.

Early entries for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic close the September prior followed by first acceptances that December and then the final field the week of the race.

2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2018 field is released on the Monday of race week, can feature a capacity 16 starters plus five emergencies and will be published in full below once announced.

The official 2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Final Field drew the full 16 starters plus 5 emergencies. The undefeated David Atkins-trained Jonker is a key favourite with Hugh Bowman riding the Wyong Magic Millions Classic winner from barrier 3. One-time favourite Ef Troop for Tony Gollan remains at single-figures in betting despite a wide Magic Millions 2YO Classic barrier draw (18).

# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 11 JONKER David Atkins Hugh Bowman 3 57kg
2 11 EF TROOP Tony Gollan Matthew McGillivray 18 57kg
3 0x11 QUACKERJACK Mark Newnham Koby Jennings 19 57kg
4 1×4 LEGISLATION Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Browne 7 57kg
5 12 FULLAZABOOT Stuart Kendrick Tye Angland 21 57kg
6 1×27 CROCKETT Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 10 57kg
7 2×3 BONDI Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 20 57kg
8 26 SKYRAY Clarry Conners Jason Collett 8 57kg
9 6×1 MERYL Lee Curtis Christian Reith 5 55kg
10 212 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli Ben Melham 11 55kg
11 3×11 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 15 55kg
12 1x NOMOTHAJ David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 2 55kg
13 1 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 6 55kg
14 22 ANTHEMOESSA Matt Cumani Jordan Childs 4 55kg
15 8×33 WITHERSPOON Brad Widdup Corey Brown 12 55kg
16 1 WHISKEY SHOOTER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 9 55kg
17e 323 PAQUIRRI Gary Moore TBA 17 57kg
18e 42 TERMINOLOGY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott TBA 14 55kg
19e 91 SPIRIT’S PRIDE Michael Nolan TBA 1 57kg
20e 0154 SUGAR SIZZLE Angela Plumb Ryan Plumb 16 55kg
21e 3x CATASTROPHIC Chris Munce TBA 13 57kg

2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic First Acceptances

The official Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2018 First Acceptances are taken in early December, just over a month out from the $2 million summer showdown and usually attract in excess of 200 hopeful juveniles.

The 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic First Acceptances drew 264 hopefuls including Ballarat Magic Millions Classic winning filly La Pomme De Pin. Team Snowden have a bumper 15 entries including pre-field favourite in Magic Millions Classic betting Bondi.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Tips

Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic tips include looking for two-year-olds with at least two career runs on their record as no horse has won the race at their second start. Proven stakes and Group status winners also do well in the Magic Millions tips each year and those with winning form over a similar distance the right-handed way of racing are also worth tipping.

2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Magic Millions 2YO Classic Betting Tips for 2018 and exclusive Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the two-year-old Magic Millions graduates to back this summer!

  • 1st: #11 SUNLIGHT ($4)
  • 2nd: #2 EF TROOP ($4.80)
  • 3rd: #9 MERYL ($14)

SUNLIGHT has firmed into favouritism and it is hard to go past Tony McEvoy’s flying filly who impressed last weekend making it two-from-two at the Gold Coast with a 4.5 length annihilation of her rivals over 1100m. She’ll easily see out the 1200m, drops in weight and from the double-digit gate will settle back and make a mess of them late. EF TROOP has been kept fresh, Tony Gollan’s undefeated son of Spirit Of Boom last seen winning the Phelan Ready Stakes in Brisbane by a big margin in mid-December. The wide alley is an advantage not a con and he can cross and become a danger in similar fashion to last year’s winner Houtzen. MERYL won the BJ McLachlan in Brisbane last time out and is still improving, place chance.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Form Guide

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic form guide gives punters key information on the horses in the field including saddlecloth numbers, barriers, trainers & jockeys and previous form for all the runners. Looking for graduates out of the Wyong Magic Millions Classic as well as the key Brisbane lead-up races when doing the Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic form is crucial.

Fillies also have a good recent record in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic results so checking the form guide on the Gold Coast race on the fillies taking on the boys in the field can prove lucrative for punters.

2018 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Form Guide

A link to a comprehensive 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race following final acceptances and barriers.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Results

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic results from the past decade show a near even mix of winners from local Queensland stables and those visiting from interstate. The last Queensland-trained Magic Millions Classic winner was Le Chef (2015) before Sydney’s Capitalist (2016) took out the following year’s edition.

Notable fillies to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic include Sunlight (2018), Houtzen (2017), Driefontein (2012), Karuta Queen (2011) and Military Rose (2010).

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2018 Sunlight Fullazaboot Outback Barbie 1:09.17
2017 Houtzen Chauffeur Madeenaty 1:09.49
2016 Capitalist Nikitas Candika 1:09.2
2015 Le Chef Pepperano Single Gaze 1:10.8
2014 Unencumbered Oakleigh Girl Ruby Soho 1:09.6
2013 Real Surreal Sweet Idea Missy Longstocking 1:09.98
2012 Driefontein No Looking Back Alezan Thunder 1:09.49
2011 Karuta Queen Combat Kitty Schiffer 1:11.0
2010 Military Rose Ambers Waltz Demanding Miss 1:10.2
2009 Phelan Ready Paprika Motown Lady 1:10.0
2008 Augusta Proud She’s Meaner High Rollin Woman 1:09.4
2007 Mimi Lebrock Husson Lightning Royal Asscher 1:09.9
2006 Mirror Mirror Churchill Downs Reigart 1:09.8
2005 Bradburys Luck Emit Time Snitzel 1:09.4
2004 Dance Hero Not A Single Doubt Marie Madeleine 1:08.7
2003 Regimental Gal Danbird How Funny 1:09.8
2002 Lovely Jubly Chuckle Cool Trent 1:09.5
2001 Excellerator Miss Bussell Magic Albert 1:09.7
2000 Assertive Lad Belle Du Jour Rapid Man 1:09.3
1999 Testa Rossa Sally Magic Shalt Not 1:09.5
1998 Catnipped Spend Phorous 1:09.0
1997 General Nediym Special Dane My Halo Broke 1:09.03
1996 Winger Charger Our Banker La Snippette 1:10.1
1995 Zephyrz Gold Ace Pottinger 1:09.3
1994 Brave Warrior St. Covet Discreet Lady 1:10.2
1993 Our Fiction Flying Tycoon Tiba Tiba 1:09.5
1992 Clan O’Sullivan Guards Time Snippets Girl 1:28.1
1992 Clan O’Sullivan Zodiac Miss Quick Snip 1:08.46
1991 Bold Promise Sedgewyn Chortle 1:09.5
1991 Bold Promise Musical Chairs Dangerous Seam 1:09.5
1990 St. Jude Trustful Quick Score 1:10.61
1990 Dancers Joy Mahaasin Rhythmic Charm 1:10.0
1989 Sunblazer Scomasc Red Rancher 1:10.4
1989 Malibu Magic Tristanagh Proudly 1:10.1
1988 Molokai Prince Prince Regent Good Time Dancer 1:11.2
1988 Sea Cabin Regal Devotion Mean Eyes 1:14.2
1987 Snippets Prince Anton Mother Duck 1:09.9