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.
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|
|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|