Magic Millions 2YO Classic Tips & Preview

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Tips

Looking for Magic Millions 2YO Classic tips and expert predictions? Our form analyst previews the Gold Coast feature and gives his best bets.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Tips & Preview

A field of 16 plus five emergencies has assembled for Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at Gold Coast with an even split of eight colts and geldings taking on eight fillies.

There are eight different form lines to consider with the strongest three being the Schweppes Handicap (1150m) at Kensington, Aquis Gold Pearl (1100) at Gold Coast and the Magic Millions BJ McLachlan (1200m) at Eagle Farm.

Only eight runners have posted figures stronger than standard benchmark (BM) in their short careers, and they are: Mura Mura (-3.7), Ghostwriter (-2.9), She’s All Class (-2.2), Shaquero (-1.9), Finance Tycoon (-1.2), Fake Love (-0.9) and Ruby Kisses and Ranch Hand (-0.8).

The rest rate 2.3 lengths or worse slower and will need to make significant improvement to figure in the finish.

And the thing with these two-year-old races is, every horse is capable of going to another level when they’ve been aimed at this race all along.

As far as raw speed goes, only two horses have gone quicker than 11 seconds for their final 200m previously, and that was last start winner Swift Witness (10.92) and 3rd placed Miss Hipstar (10.76) in the Aquis Gold Pearl Quality (1100m) at Gold Coast.

The race was run at an even tempo, so it was a noteworthy effort from both horses to finish so strong.

How does the speed map look?

Finance Tycoon (barrier 21) and Shaquero (barrier 1) look the likely pacemakers, and at least a dozen others have rated similarly in early speed and will be vying for a spot behind the leaders.

This should force more speed early as those caught wide push on in the early stages while those in prominent positions try and hold their spots.

I think this then sets the race up for something coming from midfield.

Who will win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic?

Swift Witness couldn’t have been more impressive winning last start as the blinkers went on for the first time.

Miss Hipstar was equally impressive but couldn’t make up the ground late despite running the quickest final 400m and 200m of the race.

However, I can’t take my mind off how easily the Chris Waller-trained She’s All Class put away Swift Witness in the Wyong Magic Millions (1100m).

The daughter of I Am Invincible sat just off the speed, came five wide on the bend and put a big space on them in the twinkling of an eye before being eased down with 50m to go.

She’s drawn wide (18) and will jump from 14 if the emergencies don’t get a run, but the first three home last year came from gates 12, 11 and 14 so it’s not a disadvantage to jump from a wide gate.

James McDonald rides, She’s All Class is open to a stack of improvement second-up, and she looks a potential star of the future.

Miss Hipstar has gone quicker than any other horse in the last 200m of a race and gets winkers off and a visor on for the first time – she’s a ridiculous price at $17 and $4.80 and looks the best value play in the race.

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