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 $600,000 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.
The latest edition of the Magic Millions Cup ran on Saturday January 13, 2018.
2018 Magic Millions Cup Results
- 1st: #11 Care To Think
- 2nd: #6 Arbeitsam
- 3rd: #15 Snippets Land
Magic Millions Cup Race Info
- Date: Saturday January 13, 2018
- Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Quality Handicap
- Status: Restricted Listed
- Prize Money: $1 million
- First Run: 2003
2018 Magic Millions Cup Results
The official Magic Millions Cup 2018 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday January 13, 2018 and published below.
The 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup Results saw the Matthew Dunn-trained $3.10 favourite Care To Think overcome the outside barrier and wide run to post a one and a quarter-length win over Arbietsam ($14), while Snippets Land ($31) ran a distant third.
Four-year-old Magic Millions Cup winner Care To Think made it six straight wins with the victory and could target the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) in Brisbane over the Winter Racing Carnival.
|1||11||CARE TO THINK||Matthew Dunn||Jeff Lloyd||–||16||54kg||$3.10F|
|2||6||ARBEITSAM||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||1.25L||1||54kg||$14|
|3||5||SNIPPETS LAND||Peter & Paul Snowden||Regan Bayliss||3.75L||3||54kg||$31|
|4||2||MOST IMPORTANT||Tony Gollan||Jim Byrne||4.5L||14||56.5kg||$12|
|5||16||MILWAUKEE||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||4.6L||5||54kg||$21|
|6||1||LUCKY HUSSLER||Darren Weir||Blake Shinn||5.1L||15||61kg||$11|
|7||14||CRAFTY COP||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||5.3L||2||54kg||$26|
|8||8||OZI CHOICE||Darren Weir||Ben Thompson (a)||6.3L||12||54kg||$9|
|9||3||CRACK ME UP (NZ)||Liam Birchley||Damian Browne||6.5L||4||56kg||$10|
|10||17e||STRIKE FORCE||Michael Moroney||Jamie Kah||7L||9||54kg||$101|
|11||12||I THOUGHT SO||David Pfieffer||Michael Walker||8L||13||54kg||$10|
|12||9||OAK DOOR||Robert Smerdon||Luke Currie||8.3L||8||54kg||$11|
|13||15||POWERLINE||Kris Lees||Christian Reith||8.5L||10||54kg||$61|
|14||7||INVINZABEEL||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||8.7L||11||54kg||$20|
|15||19e||STEAMIN’||Matthew Dunn||Robbie Fradd||9.1L||6||54kg||$101|
|16||10||SNOOPY||Chris Munce||Corey Brown||9.6L||7||54kg||$31|
|–||18e||SOHO RUBY||Levi Kavanagh||Stephen Baster||–||0||–||–|
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.
2018 Magic Millions Cup Odds
The Magic Millions Cup 2018 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.
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.
2018 Magic Millions Cup Field
The Magic Millions Cup 2018 field is set for release on Wednesday January 10, 2018 and will be listed below along with the barrier draw.
The official 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup Final Field features a full 16 hopefuls including the widely-drawn 61kg top weight Lucky Hussler for Darren Weir out in gate 18. Tony Gollan’s smart five-year-old Most Important also drew wide in gate 17, while the Liam Birchley-trained last start Villiers Stakes winner Crack Me Up gets a gun run from gate five with Damian Browne in the saddle.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||705×600105||LUCKY HUSSLER||Darren Weir||Blake Shinn||18||61kg||114|
|2||15x00x6412||MOST IMPORTANT||Tony Gollan||Jim Byrne||17||56.5kg||105|
|3||40211×2141||CRACK ME UP (NZ)||Liam Birchley||Damian Browne||5||56kg||104|
|5||x650296x58||SNIPPETS LAND||Peter & Paul Snowden||Regan Bayliss||4||54kg||99|
|6||x2712111x4||ARBEITSAM||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||1||54kg||98|
|7||1807×98110||INVINZABEEL||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||13||54kg||97|
|8||5344252111||OZI CHOICE||Darren Weir||Ben Thompson (a)||14||54kg||95|
|9||19x40x10x2||OAK DOOR||Robert Smerdon||Luke Currie||9||54kg||94|
|10||1120x20x38||SNOOPY||Chris Munce||Corey Brown||8||54kg||94|
|11||x262211x11||CARE TO THINK||Matthew Dunn||Jeff Lloyd||19||54kg||93|
|12||653×422327||I THOUGHT SO||David Pfieffer||Michael Walker||16||54kg||90|
|14||21209×3262||CRAFTY COP||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||2||54kg||83|
|15||326459×338||POWERLINE||Kris Lees||Christian Reith||11||54kg||82|
|16||1158×41362||MILWAUKEE||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||6||54kg||81|
|17e||x410x35393||STRIKE FORCE||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||10||54kg||80|
|18e||224107×351||SOHO RUBY||Levi Kavanagh||Stephen Baster||3||54kg||76|
2018 Magic Millions Cup Nominations
The official Gold Coast Magic Millions Cup 2018 Nominations close in early January, just under two weeks before the iconic $10 million Magic Millions Race Day in Queensland.
The 2018 Magic Millions Cup Nominations drew 32 entries including Villiers Stakes winner Crack Me Up and the flying Matthew Dunn-trained Care To Think chasing a fifth win on the trot after success in The Buffering at Doomben last time out.
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.
2018 Magic Millions Cup Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Magic Millions Cup tips 2018 will be available below leading up to the Gold Coast Magic Millions Races.
- 1st: #8 OZI CHOICE ($11)
- 2nd: #9 OAK DOOR ($17)
- 3rd: #6 ARBEITSAM ($6)
OZI CHOICE is one of two Darren Weir-trained horses in the race along with Magic Millions veteran Lucky Hussler and after a trio of wins over the distance in Melbourne shapes-up as a winning hope again in Queensland. OAK DOOR is at a blowout price, the Robert Smerdon-trained four-year-old looking back to his better form first-up on Boxing Day with improvement to come. ARBETISAM is an Each-Way chance, the rails-drawn son of Snitzel to relish the step-up to 1400m second-up after a brave Wyong fourth as the beaten favourite with a big weight last time out.
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.
2018 Magic Millions Cup Form Guide
A link to the comprehensive Magic Millions Cup 2018 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 horse to take out the race being champion sprinter Spirit Of Boom (2012).
Magic Millions Cup Winners
|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|
|2007||Warrior Trader||Masai Pride||Master Denis||1:21.61|
|2003||Cosmic Rays||Miner’s Union||Killachi||1:08.79|