Magic Millions Sprint 2017

Saturday January 14, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: Queensland horses have a good recent record in the Magic Millions Sprint at the Gold Coast

The Magic Millions Sprint is a Restricted race open only to horses sold through the Magic Millions Catalogue Sales and takes place at the Gold Coast Racecourse in mid-January.

Each season the $10 million Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day is the highlight of the Queensland Summer Racing Carnival. The meeting boasts nine races including three holding Restricted Listed status like the Magic Millions 2YO Classic. Another key support act is the $1 million Gold Coast Magic Millions Sprint run over 1200m.

The set weights plus penalties event is a good next-up option for both local Queensland gallopers and interstate visitors coming off a summer campaign via lead-ups like the Boxing Day races run around the country on December 26 each year.

The latest edition of the Magic Millions Sprint ran on Saturday January 14, 2017.

2017 Magic Millions Sprint Results

  • 1st: Target In Sight
  • 2nd: Viddora
  • 3rd: Murt The Flirt

Magic Millions Sprint Info

  • Date: Saturday January 14, 2017
  • Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Restricted
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 2006

Magic Millions Sprint Field

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Sprint field is made-up of quality Magic Millions sprinters that have likely had a previous Magic Millions Race Day run from earlier years. Horses trained out of Brisbane and the Gold Coast make-up the bulk of the Magic Millions Sprint field each season and the event has a capacity of 16 starters plus five emergencies.

Magic Millions Sprint betting favoured the 2011 winner Temple Of Boom

Magic Millions Sprint odds were short on the 2011 winner Temple Of Boom. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Magic Millions Sprint nominations are taken by Racing Queensland in late December before the official field and barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week.

2017 Magic Millions Sprint Field

The Magic Millions Sprint 2017 field and barrier draw is released on Wednesday January 11, 2017 and will be listed below once out.

The 2017 Magic Millions Sprint Final Field drew a capacity 16 starters plus three emergencies including the likes of Canterbury Classic winner Le Cordon Bleu and Hidden Pearl who won at Eagle Farm last start.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 16038x085x CHARLIE BOY Ciaron Maher Hugh Bowman 11 59.5kg 104
2 73525x456x DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 10 58.5kg 105
3 13116x2x00 DIDNTCOSTALOT Tony Gollan Joshua Parr 7 58.5kg 100
4 6242x256Px TARGET IN SIGHT Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 1 58.5kg 104
5 x151722x68 INTO THE RED Kelso Wood Luke Dittman 15 58.5kg 99
6 45×1126113 PROMPT RETURN Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 9 58.5kg 91
7 531039×100 HUSSON EAGLE Patrick Payne Ms Michelle Payne 12 57kg 97
8 5542154×01 STRATURBO Gary Portelli Robbie Fradd 3 57kg 97
9 502298×230 WICKED INTENT Chris Munce Larry Cassidy 5 57kg 85
10 330x10x381 LE CORDON BLEU Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 2 57kg 98
11 x8300x2x37 REAL GOOD Trevor Miller TBA 19 57kg 71.5
12 706x111x59 CASUAL CHOICE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 16 56.5kg 97
13 34987×3189 MURT THE FLIRT Brendan McCarthy Chris Symons 4 56.5kg 86
14 x10x1154x1 HIDDEN PEARL Barry Lockwood Brad Pengelly 6 55kg 99
15 x14x7x01x0 FLIPPANT Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 18 55kg 100
16 179x1276x2 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 8 55kg 88
17e x100x416x8 WAR JET Joe Cleary Noel Callow 14 56.5kg 83
18e 18441020×0 UPSTART PRIDE Michael Nolan TBA 17 56.5kg 88
19e 42x1115x23 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen TBA 13 56.5kg 78

Magic Millions Sprint Betting

Betting on the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sprint is very popular with punters each summer. Magic Millions Sprint odds are usually led by sprinters with good form over the distance and those with experience the right-handed way of racing.

A good lead-up performance in earlier summer races in either Queensland or Sydney also help horses start shorter in the Magic Millions Sprint betting markets.

2017 Magic Millions Sprint Odds

The Magic Millions Sprint 2017 betting odds will be detailed below as soon as markets on the $1 million Restricted summer sprint are out.

Magic Millions Sprint Tips

Gold Coast Magic Millions Sprint tips include keeping an eye on runners from Queensland stables with previous Gold Coast racing experience, in-form summer gallopers coming off wins in stakes’ company in a lead-up like the Canterbury Classic and those drawn well in the field.

Stay tuned for our exclusive Ladbrokes Magic Millions Sprint tips for 2017.

2017 Magic Millions Sprint Tips

Our exclusive Magic Millions Sprint tips 2017 will be found right here as the Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day approaches.

Magic Millions Sprint Form Guide

The Magic Millions Sprint form guide provided crucial race info including the barriers, saddlecloth numbers, starting prices, jockeys and trainers of all the horses in the field. Looking at the Magic Millions form guides is key before placing your Gold Coast bets and the best form indicators in the Magic Millions Sprint include inside barriers and good lead-up runs in similar class.

Magic Millions Sprint Results

Magic Millions Sprint results over the past decade show a divide between visiting interstate horses and local sunshine state champions. The last Queensland-trained Magic Millions Sprint winner was Shamrock Slipper (2013) for Liam Birchley.

Sydney stables have dominated the recent Magic Millions Sprint results. Plenty of smart horses have taken out the race including Husson Eagle (2016), Whittington (2014) and Temple Of Boom (2011) who went on to win the following year’s Group 1 The Galaxy in Sydney.

2017 Magic Millions Sprint Results

The Magic Millions Sprint 2017 results and finishing order will be decided on Saturday January 14, 2017 and listed below once the race is run and won.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 TARGET IN SIGHT Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 1 58.5kg $8
2 16 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 0.3L 8 55kg $8
3 13 MURT THE FLIRT Brendan McCarthy Chris Symons 1.6L 4 56.5kg $41
4 2 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 1.8L 10 58.5kg $3.20F
5 10 LE CORDON BLEU Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 3.3L 2 57kg $8
6 7 HUSSON EAGLE Patrick Payne Ms Michelle Payne 3.6L 12 57kg $21
7 1 CHARLIE BOY Ciaron Maher Hugh Bowman 3.9L 11 59.5kg $17
8 6 PROMPT RETURN Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 5.2L 9 58.5kg $21
9 17e WAR JET Joe Cleary Noel Callow 5.6L 13 56.5kg $51
10 5 INTO THE RED Kelso Wood Luke Dittman 6.1L 14 58.5kg $31
11 3 DIDNTCOSTALOT Tony Gollan Joshua Parr 6.3L 7 58.5kg $31
12 8 STRATURBO Gary Portelli Robbie Fradd 6.4L 3 57kg $19
13 9 WICKED INTENT Chris Munce Larry Cassidy 6.8L 5 57kg $51
14 12 CASUAL CHOICE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 7.3L 15 56.5kg $41
15 11 REAL GOOD Trevor Miller Michael Cahill 7.5L 16 57kg $101
16 14 HIDDEN PEARL Barry Lockwood Brad Pengelly 7.8L 6 55kg $5
19e MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen 0
18e UPSTART PRIDE Michael Nolan 0
15 FLIPPANT Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0

Magic Millions Sprint Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Target In Sight Viddora Murt The Flirt 1:08.78
2016 Husson Eagle Wild Rain Le Cordon Bleu 1:01.74
2015 Straturbo Happy Galaxy Missy Longstocking 1:03.57
2014 Whittington Emmalene Steel Zip 1:01.77
2013 Shamrock Slipper Bella Rossie Rocket To Glory 0:57.76
2012 Schiffer Seek And Find Nuptse 0:56.53
2011 Temple Of Boom Huckleberry Dane Atomic Force 0:57.69
2010 Warrior Girl Fab Vevola Al’s Best Mate / Backstabber 0:57.15
2009 Keen Commander Mfuwe Sir Monashee 0:55.9
2008 Sir Monashee Kaphero Charmana Star 0:56.73
2007 Helter Skelter Sir Monashee Algorithm 0:56.73
2006 Daimyo Any Suggestion All Bar One 0:56.87