Magic Millions 2YO Classic Tips & Preview 2024

Magic Millions 2YO Classic


Looking for Magic Millions 2YO Classic tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic at Gold Coast.


The unbeaten Gai Waterhouse colt, Storm Boy, is the $2.30 favourite with Dabble after the barrier draw ahead of the Maher/Eustace contender, Spywire, at $5.50. The Wyong Magic Millions (1100m) winner, Highness, is on the next line at $6. 

There are 17 acceptances, including one emergency in the field. Arabian Summer is another last start winner and is at $7, just ahead of the Godolphin galloper, Parkour, at $11. Wolfgang ($19) and Erno’s Cube ($21) head the rest. 


Storm Boy claimed the McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at his most recent start, settling up front before taking over to score by more than two lengths from Poster Girl. The son of Justify went 1.10.16 on the Good track, or 1.4 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which is the best last start figure of any runner. He went 3.2 lengths faster than standard to score over the 1100m at Rosehill on debut. 

Only one contender has produced a better figure in their career and that was Wolfgang, who went five lengths faster than standard when winning at Morphettville two starts ago over the 1000m. The Lloyd Kennewell-trained galloper has since scored over the 1200m at Doomben. 

Spywire is the only other horse in the field to break standard, going 1.6 lengths faster when winning at Rosehill on debut. He has since scored over the 1100m at Gold Coast in slow time as a $1.45 favourite. He draws barrier 12 for this and gets the services of James McDonald, who provides a 37% profit on turnover when combining with the stable. 

Highwire defeated Spywire at his most recent start in the Wyong Magic Millions (1100m). Those two put a big gap on the others. The Mitchell Freedman-trained galloper was unlucky on debut and looks to have come on since then. He draws perfectly in barrier 4. 


There are 10 fillies in the race and five of those had their last start in the Gold Pearl (1100m), which was taken out by Arabian Summer. The Tony McEvoy-trained galloper won by more than two lengths and ran quicker time than the colts and geldings on the same day. Hard to see any of the beaten brigade turning the tables on that galloper. 

Parkour draws the carpark for this but is a last start winner, running his last 400m in a slick 22.88 to go 2.4 lengths slower than standard off what was a slow early tempo. The son of Extreme Choice will be ridden by Jamie Kah. 

Is there a roughie worth considering? Erno’s Cube represents a bit of value and is another from the Maher/Eustace training combination. She was no match for Straight Charge at Randwick over the 1100m on December 23 but was back in the small field and went 6.1 lengths faster than standard benchmark over the last 600m. 


Storm Boy has been impressive but I am willing to work around the favourite. Tempo in this race looks solid with a number of the youngsters looking to push across to secure a spot from wide barriers. This should suit the likes of Parkour and Erno’s Cube. Parkour will have his work cut out from the wide gate but is a strong chance. Erno’s Cube represents a bit of value at the quote and has been strong late in the piece at her last two starts. Pace was against last time but the daughter of Rubick worked home well at Randwick. She should enjoy a nice run behind the speed from barrier 7 and can be a surprise packet.