Tony Gollan’s Hijack Hussy will likely retain her favouritism in the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) betting after the race’s barrier draw was released on Tuesday morning.
The three-year-old filly was just one of two single figure hopefuls at Ladbrokes.com.au before the final field was released, offering odds of $3.80, and after drawing barrier six is set to continue to dominate the market.
Hijack Hussy has finished in the first three in seven of her nine career starts, which includes a win the Listed Lexus Hybrid Plate (1400m) at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day and minor placings in both the Listed Mode Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m). Timothy Bell has retained the ride for the third consecutive race.
Testashadow was the only other runner with single figure odds at $7. Gary Portelli’s gelding will jump from barrier 13 with Tim Clark to ride. The three-year-old has placed in six of his nine career starts and is a last start winner after claiming the Cellarbrations Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on December 20.
Gollan dominates the race with a further three horses in the 2015 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas – Fixation, Vienna Royale, and Yeager. The trainer has done well with all runners jumping from the inside half of the field.
Fixation will carry the top weight of 57.5kg as the gelding jumps from barrier 2. The three-year-old won the Listed Breakfast Creek Hotel Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse during the winter but has failed to impress since then, finishing end of the field in his past three starts.
Vienna Royale will get the widest start of Gollan’s troupe after drawing barrier 12. Hoop Tegan Harrison has retained the ride after leading the gelding to victory in the Hamilton Hotel QTIS Handicap (1200m) last time out.
Gollan’s fourth and final runner Yeager will start next to Fixation in barrier three. The gelding has placed in four of his seven starts but couldn’t find a place in the Vo Rogue Plate last time out.
Bjorn Baker’s Cyclone could blow the competition away after scoring the rails run from barrier one. The gelding has only won one of his ten career starts but champion hoop Damien Oliver will be aboard to guide him home.
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2015 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||3616×000||FIXATION||Tony Gollan||Ryan Wiggins||2||57.5kg||67|
|2||3x1324x210||DEIHEROS||Lloyd Kennewell||Ric McMahon||7||57kg||79|
|3||0x6212x421||TESTASHADOW||Gary Portelli||Tim Clark||13||57kg||79|
|4||4x386x1583||CYCLONE||Bjorn Baker||Damien Oliver||1||57kg||68|
|5||31x874x61||BOLD CIRCLE||David Payne||Hugh Bowman||17||57kg||75|
|6||56x8L6x581||VIENNA ROYALE||Tony Gollan||Tegan Harrison||12||57kg||70|
|7||15||MURT THE FLIRT||Brendan McCarthy||Brenton Avdulla||19||57kg||68|
|9||243×421||LIBERTY ISLAND||Chris Waller||–||16||57kg||68|
|10||336×11||MYWAYORTHEHIGHWAY (NZ)||Mick Mair||Daniel Griffin||8||56kg||74|
|11||341×251132||HIJACK HUSSY||Tony Gollan||Timothy Bell||6||55.5kg||82|
|12||142x18x25||TALES OF FASHION||Trevor Bailey||Damian Browne||5||55.5kg||75.5|
|13||x9x11025x2||ECHO GAL||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||9||55kg||80|
|14||25x709x137||STROAK||Bryan Guy||Brad Stewart||11||55kg||75|
|15||3380×1981||AEROBAR||Gerald Ryan||James McDonald||4||55kg||75|
|16||16×21||HERSTORY||Peter G Moody||–||20||55kg||71|
|17e||1×4123||SHE’S MISS DEVINE||Kelso Wood||Michael Cahill||15||55kg||71|
|18e||417x188x55||MISTER BOOZE||Peter Fleming||–||10||57kg||65|
|19e||0x14212||POLYNIKES||Bryan Guy||Jim Byrne||21||57kg||69|
|20e||133||I AM ZELADY||Sam Kavanagh||–||18||55kg||61|
|21e||41×34||I AM IMPRESSED||Ron Quinton||Joshua Parr||14||57kg||67|