MM 3YO Guineas Runner-By-Runner Guide
The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas pits some quality three-year-olds up against one another and we take a look at the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas horses.
Here is our runner-by-runner look at the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas horses.
2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Horses
1. APACHE CHASE $15
The Desleigh Forster-trained gelding claimed one of the key lead up races in the form of the Vo Rogue Plate ahead of Gotta Kiss and Oscar Zulu. He has form around the race favourites in Isotope and Away Game, placing 3rd behind that pair in the Gold Edition (1200m) when attempting to lead all the way at a huge price. He was more than three lengths away that day but comes into it if allowed an easy time of it up front and might look to hold the lead from barrier 1.
2. OUR PLAYBOY $51
The Mick Price-trained son of Sebring made a name for himself by winning three straight in Melbourne last year, including the Vain Stakes (1100m) but has done little since. Hard to have on the back of a 12th behind Apache Chase in the Vo Rogue Plate and will start at big odds.
3. AWAY GAME $4
The second favourite in the race is Away Game and the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained filly can improve after being run down in the shadows by Isotope four weeks ago in the Gold Edition. That was her first run since taking on the older horses as a two-year-old in the TAB Classic (1200m) at Morphettville last year. The Golden Slipper (1200m) runner-up has drawn barrier 3 and will be ridden by the big-race jockey, Glen Boss. The daughter of Snitzel won the two-year-old race last year on this day and should be very hard to beat at her second run off a long break.
4. YES BABY YES $67
The Victorian visitor look good and produced some nice figures when smashing Eucenumical on Cox Plate day last year at Moonee Valley over the 1600m but didn’t show much when resuming at Listed level in the Nudgee Stakes (1200m) on January 2. Should improve out to the 1400m but hard to see her finishing in the top five.
5. AMISH BOY $26
Another that has had just one run since the spring, Amish Boy showed a bit in some of the key lead up races towards the Caulfield Guineas (1600m) before finishing a handy 6th behind Ole Kirk in that race. Another for the Maher/Eustace team, the son of Star Witness is still a maiden but has some solid 1400m form and can improve off a first up effort that saw him run 8th in a BenchMark 78 at Randwick.
6. SHOOTING FOR GOLD $34
One of the Queensland based horses in the race, Shooting For Gold missed out behind Yao Dash last weekend at the Gold Coast over the 1300m and is hard to have on that effort. While he did win three on the trot prior to that, he will have his work cut out from barrier 20 (15 after the removal of the emergencies).
7. KAVAK $101
The Chris Munce-trained galloper is likely to start at cricket score odds and is better suited in easier races. Won two on the trot in weaker company last year but missed out at Class 3 level two starts ago before running 9th to Boomnova last weekend.
8. AIM $34
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained galloper mixed it with some of the better two-year-olds last year but has not won since his early two-year-old days and might battle in this race. Could only manage 6th on the Kensington Heavy on January 2. The son of Star Witness did have some solid trial form heading into that but hasn’t showed much for a while now.
9. SAFEWORK $101
The locally trained galloper was part of the beaten brigade behind Apache Chase in the Vo Rogue Plate and could only manage 8th behind Isotope prior to that. Has won just one of 14 starts and is making up the numbers here.
10. MAGIC CONQUEROR $101
Another that ran down the track in the Vo Rogue Plate is Magic Conqueror. The Kelly Schweida-trained galloper was 8th in that lead up but did produce a handy win at Doomben three starts ago. Has won at the Gold Coast and with luck in running can land in the top five.
11. MISHANI FRAUDSTER $201
Likely to start at massive odds and the form says no.
12. FORBIDDEN LOVE $5.50
Forbidden Love comes up from Sydney and might be one to consider at each-way odds after a last start win in the Gosford Guineas (1200m). Has produced the highest benchmark figures of any runner in the race when 3rd behind Shout The Bar at Group 1 level in the Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) when going for home a long way out. Won over the 1400m at Randwick prior to that and can improve as the Gosford run was her first in eight weeks. A top three contender.
13. ISOTOPE $2.70
The race favourite announced herself with a 10-length win at her debut earlier in 2020 and those that have followed her since then would have been impressed by her last start effort that saw her rattle home to defeat Away Game in the Gold Edition at Doomben. Has had one start over the 1400m when dropping out of it after a tough run behind Rothfire in the Group 1 JJ Atkins Plate. The Queenslander from the Tony Gollan stables has drawn barrier 7.
14. SMART ’N’ SEXY (NZ)
15. GOTTA KISS $14
The Steven O’Dea and Matthew Hoysted-trained galloper has been thereabouts in a number of runs but hasn’t won since May. She was 3rd behind September Run at Doomben before filling the exacta behind Rothfire in the JJ Atkins. He has finished in the runner-up slot behind Isotope and Apache Chase at his last two and from barrier 9 she can land in the top five.
16. LADY BANFF $67
Has been well beaten at her past few now and should get out to triple figures before they jump. No.
Redoute’s Image, Starisa, Boomnova, Elsberg & Oscar Zulu.
Redoute’s Image ($34) sneaks into the field on the back of the scratching of Smart N Sexy. The Kris Lees filly has won just one of 11 but wasn’t too far away from Stole Jade last weekend. Boomnova creates a bit of interest if she can sneak into the field.