Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips & Preview 2023

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips & Preview

Looking for Magic Millions 3YO Guineas tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2023 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast.



It is the exciting Toowoomba galloper, Yellow Brick, that has been installed as the $4 favourite for the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas, just ahead of Russian Conquest at $4.80.

The last start Magic Millions Rising Stars (1300m) winner, Spiritualised, is at $9.50, while the Wyong Magic Millions (1200m) winner, Hell I Am, is at $10. The Victorian contender, Tijuana, heads into this fresh and is at $13 alongside Stroll, while Latakia ($14) and Soothsayer ($16) head the rest of the 15-horse field and five emergencies.



Yellowbrick has won five of six career starts and stepped out in the King Of The Mountain (1200m) at Toowoomba off a nine-week break, settling handy before kicking clear to defeat Alpine Edge. 

The Tony & Maddysen Sears-trained galloper went 2.5 lengths faster than standard benchmark and at his last campaign he improved two lengths on figures to score at the Sunshine Coast over the 1200m. His personal best came later on at Eagle Farm over the 1600m when leading all the way to go 6.7 lengths faster than standard in what has turned out to be a strong form race. 

Russian Conquest is one of four fillies in the race and resumed with a runner-up performance in the Gosford Guineas (1200m). The Team Snowden-trained galloper settled back in that race and they crawled early on. She produced the fastest last 600m. The daughter of Russian Revolution will appreciate a faster tempo but has not won since her early two-year-old days.

Spiritualised is one of five last start winners in the race and led all the way in the Magic Millions Rising Stars (1300m) a week ago. He went 1.4 lengths slower than standard and will need to improve on that but worth noting that he was a winner at this stage at his last campaign. 

Yellow Brick, Fashion Legend, Soothsayer and Latakia are the other last start winners. Soothsayer might be the best credentialed outside of Yellow Brick. He was no match for that horse back in October but has won three since then. 

Hell I Am comes into this third up and had a couple of excuses when 3rd in the Gosford Guineas last time. She improved at this stage to score at Canterbury over the 1250m then went 10.9 lengths faster than standard to win at Randwick. That is a better figure than what any horse in this race has produced but she might need a wet track to get near that mark. 

Tijuana comes into this fresh and brings the Melbourne spring carnival form. The Ben & JD Hayes-trained galloper was 3rd in a hot form race when fresh last time in the McNeil Stakes (1200m) behind Jacquinot and Aft Cabin. His personal best came when third up in the Stutt Stakes (1600m), going 8.6 lengths faster than standard when claiming the Group 2. 

Hard to make a case for some of the others in the $2 million affair. Kings Consort is another with some Melbourne form but has won just one of 11 and is some query fresh. Green Shadows has been a tad unlucky not to win this preparation but is likely to find one or two better.



Difficult race to assess and hard to go past Yellow Brick but one to back at the each-way odds is Tijuana. He was up against some proven opposition early on at his last preparation and held his own against the likes of Jacquinot, Aft Cabin and Berkeley Square before claiming the Stutt Stakes. He should have some residual fitness in the tank and the combination of the 1400m with the blinkers on the fresh side might just do the trick for the son of American Pharoah. Mark Zahra rides and has partnered him to two of his three wins. That pair draw barrier 7 and shouldn’t be too far away in the run.