Magic Millions Cup 2017

Saturday January 14, 2017

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 14, 2017.

2017 Magic Millions Cup Results

  • 1st: Testashadow
  • 2nd: Perfect Dare
  • 3rd: Snippets Land

Magic Millions Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday January 14, 2017
  • Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Restricted Listed
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 2003

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.

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.

2017 Magic Millions Cup Field

The Magic Millions Cup 2017 field is set for release on Wednesday January 11, 2017 and will be listed below along with the barrier draw.

The official 2017 Magic Millions Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw can be found below. The Magic Millions Cup field drew a capacity number of final acceptors led by the reigning champion Lucky Hussler and flying Brisbane galloper Most Important.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 6x129x791x LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 14 61kg 115
2 4483123111 MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 6 56kg 105
3 415×406253 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Larry Cassidy 7 55.5kg 104
4 1342×05211 KENJORWOOD Darren Weir Damian Lane 18 55.5kg 104
5 2x2413x0x0 SIR MOMENTS Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 4 55.5kg 104
6 0x82x348x8 STRAWBERRY BOY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 19 55kg 103
7 2421545×24 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 8 54.5kg 102
8 8x3586x255 BACHMAN Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 1 54kg 97
9 7121x1782x TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli Ms Deanne Panya (a) 13 54kg 95
10 0x42553112 SNOOPY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 10 54kg 94
11 x3041231x3 OFF THE RAILS Bjorn Baker Christian Reith 21 54kg 92
12 1131×70411 LOYALTY MAN Michael Moroney Craig Williams 11 54kg 89
13 335x96x575 BALIGARI Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 20 54kg 86
14 x19271412x THE ILIAD John & Chris Meagher TBA 9 54kg 85
15 03550×6120 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn TBA 12 54kg 83
16 x100x416x8 WAR JET Joe Cleary Noel Callow 17 54kg 83
17e 1839210×02 BREWERY Gerald Ryan TBA 16 54kg 78
18e 42x1115x23 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen Luke Tarrant 3 54kg 78
19e 47x15814x0 WE’RE SURE Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 5 54kg 77.5
20e 44×1333215 CHOICE WE HAD Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 15 54kg 77
21e 15241710×1 SKYTREK Barry Lockwood TBA 2 54kg 70

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.

2017 Magic Millions Cup Odds

The Magic Millions Cup 2017 odds will be listed below as soon as released.

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.

Stay tuned for our insider Ladbrokes Magic Millions Cup tips for 2017.

2017 Magic Millions Cup Tips

Our insider Magic Millions Cup tips 2017 will be available below leading up to the Gold Coast Magic Millions Races.

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.

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 horses to take out the race being Spirit Of Boom (2012).

2017 Magic Millions Cup Results

The Magic Millions Cup 2017 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday January 14, 2017 and published below.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli Ms Deanne Panya (a) 11 54kg $31
2 15 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 0.1L 10 54kg $61
3 7 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 0.2L 6 54.5kg $8
4 11 OFF THE RAILS Bjorn Baker Christian Reith 0.3L 15 54kg $41
5 2 MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 0.8L 4 56kg $4.80
6 6 STRAWBERRY BOY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1.1L 14 55kg $14
7 1 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1.2L 12 61kg $3F
8 3 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Larry Cassidy 1.3L 5 55.5kg $8
9 5 SIR MOMENTS Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 1.4L 3 55.5kg $26
10 12 LOYALTY MAN Michael Moroney Craig Williams 1.9L 9 54kg $21
11 10 SNOOPY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 2L 8 54kg $11
12 14 THE ILIAD John & Chris Meagher Ronald Stewart 3.5L 7 54kg $101
13 18e MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen Luke Tarrant 3.7L 2 54kg $21
14 8 BACHMAN Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 4.1L 1 54kg $17
15 17e BREWERY Gerald Ryan James Orman 10.6L 13 54kg $41
SB 13 BALIGARI Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 0 54kg $81
20e CHOICE WE HAD Peter & Paul Snowden 0
21e SKYTREK Barry Lockwood 0
19e WE’RE SURE Peter & Paul Snowden 0
16 WAR JET Joe Cleary Noel Callow 0
4 KENJORWOOD Darren Weir Damian Lane 0

Magic Millions Cup Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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