MM 2YO Classic Runner-By-Runner Guide
The Magic Millions 2YO Classic pits some of the best youngsters up against one another and we take a look at the Magic Millions 2YO Classic Horses.
Here is our runner-by-runner look at the Magic Millions 2YO Classic Horses.
2021 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Horses
1. ALPINE EDGE $9
One of three unbeaten gallopers in the field, Alpine Edge took out the Phelan Ready Stakes on debut before backing up that effort with a win ahead of Baby Wong and Subterranean in the BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) on Boxing Day. Both of those wins came at Eagle Farm and he led all the way in those. The son of Better Than Ready might face more pressure this time around and the figures out of his recent win are moderate but it is hard to fault his form and a top five finish is on the cards.
2. FINANCE TYCOON $11
The Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes-trained galloper is in the mix and claimed victory down the Flemington straight at his second career start, defeating Ingratiating in the Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) on Melbourne Cup day before heading to the Gold Coast and claiming victory ahead of Shaquero last weekend. That experience should hold him in good stead but he will need luck in running after drawing the widest gate.
3. READILY AVAILABULL $26
Took out the Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat at his only career start but the question mark is whether or not the form out of that will hold up as they went 18 lengths below standard in that race. He took out a recent trial at Randwick but might be worth risking.
4. SHAQUERO $12
Comes into this with a runner-up performance behind Finance Tycoon last weekend, which was a sharp improvement on his BJ McLachlan run when he didn’t really handle the Eagle Farm track. The son of Shalaa lines up for the Chris Waller and Hugh Bowman combination and was good enough to take out the Breeders Plate (1000m) when leading all the way.
5. GHOSTWRITER $51
A Doomben winner on debut, Ghostwriter has since struggled and comes off a last start 6th behind Alpine Edge in the McLachlan Plate. He is likely to line up at close to triple figures odds on race day.
6. BABY WONG $17
Baby Wong is yet to win in four career starts but has been good enough to place in some of the key lead up races. The Scone based galloper out of NSW ran a hard a length 3rd behind Alpine Edge in the Phelan Ready Stakes before again bumping into that horse when runner-up in the McLachlan. That pair put a big of a gap on the rest of them and from barrier 6 he will get his chance with Nash Rawiller to steer.
7. MISHANI SCANDAL $201
One of the big roughies of the field and the facts and figures suggest that this guy is making up the numbers. Won on debut at Toowoomba but since then, he hasn’t been near them in easier races that what he faces on Saturday.
8. RAMBEAU $101
The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained galloper placed 3rd in the Clockwise Classic on debut and has been a few lengths off them at his past couple in Queensland. Craig Williams will need to be at his best aboard the son of Brazen Beau.
9. FAKE LOVE $14
Fake Love will be out to make it back to back wins in this race for the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable after that team scored with Away Game in the 2020 version of this race. The daughter of I Am Invincible was good enough to claim the Debutant Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield back in October and placed 3rd after a wide run over the 1000m in the Calaway Gal Stakes for the fillies a month ago at Eagle Farm. Has Glen Boss on board and if she can handle the step up to the 1200m the pair can go close at the each-way odds.
10. MURA MURA $26
One of the three gallopers in the race (excluding the emergencies) that is yet to win, Mura Mura can prove to be a bit of a surprise packet and a top five finish is within her reach. She was 3rd in the Golden Gift (1100m) at Rosehill last month and the figures out of that race were solid. The daughter of Not A Single Doubt has struggled on a couple of wet tracks since then but a return to the form that saw her place in the Golden Gift would see her in the mix here.
11. SHE’S ALL CLASS $4.40
The Chris Waller-trained She’s All Class jumped into calculations with a big win in the recent Wyong Magic Millions (1100m), defeating Gleneagles by almost five lengths. In that race, the daughter of I Am Invincible settled midfield before exploding away in the straight. It remains to be seen how that performance will hold up as the figures out of it were moderate but the 3rd placegetter has since come out and won at the Gold Coast by three lengths. Waller is yet to win this race but must be respected. Another that didn’t fare well at the draw, she is likely to jump from barrier 13 after the removal of the emergencies.
12. SWIFT WITNESS $4
Missed out behind She’s All Class at Wyong but comes into calculations after winning by three lengths at the Gold Coast last weekend ahead of Glorious Ruby in one of the final lead up races. Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott. Waterhouse is no stranger to the race having won in the past with Driefontein, Dance Hero, Excellerator and Assertive Lad. Has drawn barrier 11 (eight after the removal of the emergencies) with Brenton Avdulla to ride.
13. YOU’LL BE MIST $26
The Sunshine Coast galloper has won two of four with those coming at her home track. She won with a bit in hand over the 1000m at the Sunshine Coast just before Christmas but missed out behind Subterranean two starts ago at Doomben at her only start over the 1200m. Draws barrier 14 and is an outside hope with the veteran jockey, Jim Byrne, on board.
14. MISS HIPSTAR $14
Miss Hipster might be one to consider at a bit of a price as she was caught wide without cover at her most recent run when 3rd behind Swift Witness, beaten three lengths at the Gold Coast last weekend. The Kelly Schweida-trained galloper claimed her two runs prior to that but is another that has drawn wide.
15. QUEEN OF WIZARDRY $21
Queen Of Wizardry has had one start for one win with that effort coming at Eagle Farm over the 1200m on January 2. The daughter of Not A Single Doubt overcame plenty of trouble in that race but this is a big step up.
16. PRINCESS BOJACK $201
Won on debut but recent form says no.
Ranch Hand, Ruby Kisses, Mishani Enchanted, Win Burn, Glorious Ruby.