Capacity Field Accept for 2015 Magic Millions Stayers Cup

January 8th, 2015

14 middle-distance runners are set to start the Magic Millions Stayers Cup (1800m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday with four emergencies also waiting in the wings.

Amovatio is favourite to win the Magic Millions Stayers Cup on Saturday after drawing barrier one.

Amovatio is favourite to win the Magic Millions Stayers Cup on Saturday after drawing barrier one. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Chris Waller-trained Amovatio quickly became the race favourite after drawing the inside gate with Damien Oliver aboard. The four-year-old gelding is $4.20 favourite in the betting at ahead of fellow single figure hopefuls Tinto, Our Boy Nicholas, Off The Rails, and Danas Best.

Amovatio has finished in the first two his past four times out, which includes winning the December Handicap (1550m) at Canterbury Park on December 27.

Rex Lipp’s Tinto didn’t get any favours in the barrier draw and is due to jump from the outside gate. The four-year-old mare is also the sole topweighter at 59kg, which us five kilograms more to carry than the majority of the field.

Still the mare is on the second line of betting along with Our Boy Nicholas, offering $5.50 to win the 2015 Magic Millions Stayers Cup, due to her past form.

Tinto finished just outside the placings during the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (2014) at last year’s meeting, pocketing $25,000 of the $1 million total prize pool. She then went on to win both the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) and Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) during the winter as well as finishing runner-up in the Group 2 Gold The Roses (2000m).

After five months off, Tinto returned to place in both the Listed Travel Associates Classic (1200m) and Listed Just Now Quality (1350m) – both at Doomben Racecourse – before winning the Listed City Of Toowoomba Bernborough Handicap (1625m) on the final day of the year.

The Toby Edmonds-trained Our Boy Nicholas will jump from barrier four with James McDonald in the saddle.

This campaign the four-year-old entire finished runner-up in the Coca-Cola Class 6 Handicap (1350m) before winning the Hahn Super Dry Class 6 Plate (1600m) by over two lengths.

Off The Rails ($6) and Danas Best ($7) round out the single figure odds after drawing barriers 14 and 17 respectively.

Bjorn Baker’s Off The Rails has finished in the first three in all four of his starts this campaign while Gai Waterhouse’s Danas Best returned to the track after ten months on the sidelines in the Tab Rewards Handicap (1500m) on December 20, finishing just outside the placings.

Bruce Hill’s Casarati earned his place on the field after Kris LeesUnique was scratched on Thursday morning.

The four-year-old is a $41 hopeful but will enjoy an inside run from barrier two with Matthew McGuren to ride.

Check out the complete field for the 2015 Magic Millions Stayers Cup below before placing your bet at

Place a minimum $5 bet in the race and you could win shares in a Peter Moody-trained racehorse!

2015 Magic Millions Stayers Cup Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 881218×231 TINTO Rex Lipp Timothy Bell 19 59kg 104
2 1553241221 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Damien Oliver 1 56.5kg 95
3 6597×84741 GOLDSLICK Liam Birchley Michael Cahill 7 54kg 91
4 62137×0406 NOISY OCEAN Bryan Guy Jim Byrne 15 54kg 89
5 x111616x21 OUR BOY NICHOLAS Toby Edmonds James McDonald 5 54kg 86
6 211179x4x4 DANAS BEST Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 17 54kg 85
7 12126×1312 OFF THE RAILS Bjorn Baker Christian Reith 14 54kg 84
8 7518341585 EQUISSENTIAL Neville Saunders Luke Tarrant (a) 10 54kg 83
9 3114×35045 BLACK JET Liam Birchley Glen Colless 12 54kg 80
10 57438×0217 TORNADO MISS Tony Gollan Tegan Harrison 8 54kg 80
11 x542137814 ROYAL JESTER Liam Birchley Chris Munce 13 54kg 79
12 74060×2700 KISS ME DEADLY Matt Kropp Eddie Wilkinson 11 54kg 78
13 0484×23131 UNIQUE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 16 54kg 76
14 10×6415771 METEOROLOGIST Marcus Wilson Tim Clark 4 54kg 74.5
15e 00×3321522 CASARATI Bruce W Hill Matthew McGuren (a) 2 54kg 73
16e 12×0232111 TRY FOUR Col Williamson 18 54kg 72
17e 423475×298 CABALLO RAPIDO David Murphy 9 54kg 69
18e x3584x0812 CRAMMING John P Thompson Ric McMahon 6 54kg 68
19e 5124×24215 GENTLEMAN JACK Brad Herne 3 54kg 66