A capacity field of 16 classy two-year-olds plus five emergencies will battle it in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) this Saturday – the summer’s richest race with prizemoney totaling $2 million.
Punters have a variety of betting options to choose from including five single figure hopefuls. The betting market remains fairly open at Ladbrokes.com.au with Wicked Intent and Frequendly sharing favouritism at $6.
The Barry Mitchell-trained Wicked Intent has been an early favourite in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic betting ever since the colt won the Listed Phelan Ready Stakes (1050m) at Doomben Racecourse on December 13. After winning his first three career starts, Wicked Intent missed out on the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Plate (1200m) to Mishani Honcho when he increased his distance and took on classier rivals.
Wicked Intent will jump from barrier five with Chris Munce to ride while Frequendly will be one gate in with Brad Stewart aboard.
Two-year-old filly Frequendly is the market mover of the odds after her price shortened from $6.50. The filly has won three of her four career starts and scored a minor placing in the other.
The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Claudia Jean has scored the inside start from barrier one and was an impressive winner of the Christmas Season Plate (1000m) on debut last month, blitzering her rivals by at least three and a half lengths. However the filly remains a little green and has yet to be tested over 1200 metres.
Perignon will jump from barrier 10 if fifth emergency Wicked Investment fails to make the field with Brenton Avdulla in the saddle. The filly missed out on a placing in the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1100m) on debut but managed to win the Tab Rewards Plate (1200m) next time out.
Final single figure hopeful Single Glaze will jump from barrier six with Damien Oliver as jockey. The filly won her debut start in the West Tradies Plate (1100m) and scored a minor placing in the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic, beating home Perignon by over two lengths.
Punters looking for more lucrative betting prospects should cast their gaze towards Zoutenant ($13) and Le Chef ($21) among others.
Kevin Moses’ Zoutenant won the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic ahead of a number of Saturday’s key rivals and will jump from barrier seven while Le Chef won over 1200m last time out and will jump from barrier three.
Check out the full list of odds available below to choose your Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner.
The Ladbrokes.com.au MegaFecta is back this Saturday. For a bet of just $1 you could win a share of $1 million just by picking the first 7 horses in correct finishing order in the 2YO Classic. It’s that easy – have a crack now!