2011 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Betting Preview, Field & Barriers

January 13th, 2011

As the summer racing season in Queensland gets into full swing, the 2011 Magic Millions Carnival Race Day is set to run at the Gold Coast this Saturday January 15th featuring nine quality showdowns including the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m).

A capacity field of 16 starters plus five emergencies make up the 2011 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas final field making this a great race to get in on the betting action.

Top Drop is the pronounced favourite in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting markets, the Gerald Ryan-trained Snitzel colt currently paying $4.40 to win through Luxbet drifting slightly from their opening quote of $4.20 after drawing wide with barrier 13.

Coming off a win over 1400m at Randwick on Boxing Day, Top Drop has been in excellent form this season also finishing an eye-catching second to Torio’s Quest in the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO on December 5.

Second favourite in the markets is Intencion at $5.50 despite needing two of the final field to be scratched before gaining a start.

Just missing out on securing a spot in the Guineas due to insufficient prize money earned, Commands colt Intencion has drifted slightly from their original price of $5.

In an open field, there are four other runners at single-figure odds in the Magic Millions Guineas odds including equal $7.50 third favourites Torio’s Quest and Celtic Dancer drawn in barriers 21 and 1 respectively.

American Crew has seen strong support in from $10 to $9 at Luxbet, the Chris Waller-trained gelding one of the interstate runners that could possibly miss the race day at the Gold Coast due to transportation issues related to road closures and flooding.

A top chance to cause an upset is #13 Demanding Miss, a big market mover firming into $9 after opening at $11.

Drawn well in barrier four, the Barry Baldwin-trained filly Demanding Miss is a locally based Eagle Farm runner coming off a successful campaign in Sydney who also ran third to Military Rose in the 2010 Magic Millions 2YO Classic here last season.

Other double-figure roughies that are in good form to finish in the money and add to those exotic payouts include Gai Waterhouse’s More Than Ready colt Brightexpectations ($15) and local Danzero three-year-old Startsmeup ($10).

See below for the complete 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas final field and barrier draw and then lock in your selections at the best price at Luxbet.

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2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions Field, Barriers & Weights

No. Horse Trainer Rider Br. Wgt. (kg)
1 BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 14 57
2 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan Larry Cassidy 10 56.5
3 TOP DROP Gerald Ryan Craig Williams 13 56
4 AMERICAN CREW Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 56
5 STARTSMEUP Bruce W Hill Paul Hammersley 5 56
6 CAVALIERED Robert Heathcote 6 56
7 BUTT I’M READY Gary Portelli Michael Rodd 17 56
8 GHOSTNTHEDARKNESS Michael Nolan Kenji Yoshida 20 56
9 CHOSEN TO FLY Mick Mair Brad Stewart 19 56
10 TORIO’S QUEST Brett Partelle Hugh Bowman 21 56
11 CELTIC DANCER Noel J Doyle Joe Bowditch 1 56
12 THE LAST GENERAL Clarry Conners Tommy Berry (a) 7 56
13 DEMANDING MISS Barry Baldwin Chris Munce 4 54
14 TOUGH LUCK Robert Bradshaw Jason Taylor 2 54
15 MISS IMAGICA Michael Nolan Jim Byrne 12 54
16 PARIS BLU Barry Baldwin Bobby El-Issa 15 54
17emg POWER OF ED Helen Page 3 56
18emg INTENCION Tony Vasil Glen Boss 16 56
19emg POSH CHIC Kevin Moses Corey Brown 9 54
20emg READY TO RIP Andrew Williamson Damian Browne 11 56
21emg G’DAY OLD MATE Barry Squair 18 56