Magic Millions Cup 2018

Saturday January 13, 2018

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.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
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
13 NIKITAS Darren Weir 0
18e SOHO RUBY Levi Kavanagh Stephen Baster 0
4 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman 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.

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.

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
4 x410x97620 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman 12 54kg 101
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
13 22516×3714 NIKITAS Darren Weir 15 54kg 84
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
19e 6541531×26 STEAMIN’ Matthew Dunn TBA 7 54kg 75

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

Year Winner Second Third Time
2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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