Capacity Field Accepts for 2015 Magic Millions Guineas

January 5th, 2015

A maximum capacity field of 16 three-year-olds plus five emergencies have accepted for the $1 million Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday, one of eight races making up the richest summer meeting.

Fixation is the top weight in the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.

Fixation is the top weight in the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Just two horses were offering single figure odds at Ladbrokes.com.au before the betting market was taken down for the field and barrier draw announcement – Hijack Hussy ($3.80) and Testashadow ($7).

Tony Gollan’s Hijack Hussy was the clear favourite to win the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas after winning the Listed Lexus Hybrid Plate (1400m) at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day before finishing in the first three in both the Listed Mode Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) last month.

The filly has only finished outside the first three in two of her nine career starts and not since September.

Gollan dominates the race field with another three horses to saddle – Fixation, Vienna Royale, and Yeager.

Fixation won the Listed Breakfast Creek Hotel Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm back in June but has finished end of the field in all three of his starts this campaign. The gelding will carry the sole top weight of 57.5kg. Vienna Royale won the Hamilton Hotel QTIS 3YO Handicap (1200m) at Doomben Racecourse on New Year’s Day while Yeager has failed to impress in his three starts this campaign, including a ninth place finish in the Vo Rogue Plate.

The Gary Portelli-trained Testashadow has finished in the first three in six of his nine career starts, which includes winning the Cellabrations Handicap (1400m) in Sydney on December 20 – his first win since July.

Murt The Flirt will wear blinkers on Saturday after finishing fifth in the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO Stakes (1200m) on December 18 which trainer Brendan McCarthy believes will boost his chances tenfold.

Gai Waterhouse will saddle Echo Girl in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas after running second to fellow rival Aerobar in the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO Stakes. The filly finished fifth in the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) on October 4 after scoring second place in the Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m) during the spring.

Check out the complete 2015 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas field below before the barrier is drawn live Tuesday morning.

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2015 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Weight Hcp Rating
1 3616×000 FIXATION Tony Gollan Ryan Wiggins 57.5kg 67
2 3x1324x210 DEIHEROS Lloyd Kennewell Ric McMahon 57kg 79
3 0x6212x421 TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli Tim Clark 57kg 79
4 4x386x1583 CYCLONE Bjorn Baker Damien Oliver 57kg 68
5 31x874x61 BOLD CIRCLE David Payne Hugh Bowman 57kg 75
6 56x8L6x581 VIENNA ROYALE Tony Gollan Tegan Harrison 57kg 70
7 15 MURT THE FLIRT Brendan McCarthy Brenton Avdulla 57kg 68
8 2321×009 YEAGER Tony Gollan 57kg 65
9 243×421 LIBERTY ISLAND Chris Waller 57kg 68
10 336×11 MYWAYORTHEHIGHWAY (NZ) Mick Mair Daniel Griffin 56kg 74
11 341×251132 HIJACK HUSSY Tony Gollan Timothy Bell 55.5kg 82
12 142x18x25 TALES OF FASHION Trevor Bailey Damian Browne 55.5kg 75.5
13 x9x11025x2 ECHO GAL Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 55kg 80
14 25x709x137 STROAK Bryan Guy Brad Stewart 55kg 75
15 3380×1981 AEROBAR Gerald Ryan James McDonald 55kg 75
16 16×21 HERSTORY Peter G Moody 55kg 71
17e 1×4123 SHE’S MISS DEVINE Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 55kg 71
18e 417x188x55 MISTER BOOZE Peter Fleming 57kg 65
19e 0x14212 POLYNIKES Bryan Guy Jim Byrne 57kg 69
20e 133 I AM ZELADY Sam Kavanagh 55kg 61
21e 41×34 I AM IMPRESSED Ron Quinton Joshua Parr 57kg 67