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.
|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||–||–|
|–||19e||SPIRIT’S PRIDE||Michael Nolan||–||–||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.
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).
|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|
|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|
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
|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|
|1997||General Nediym||Special Dane||My Halo Broke||1:09.03|
|1996||Winger Charger||Our Banker||La Snippette||1:10.1|
|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||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|
|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|