Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips & Preview

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips

Looking for Magic Millions 3YO Guineas tips and expert predictions? Our form analyst previews the Gold Coast 1400m contest and gives his best bets.

Magic Millions 3YO Classic Tips & Preview

Unlike the wide-open two-year-old event, there appears to be limited chances in Saturday’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1200m) at Gold Coast.

The in-form Isotope is the $2.60 favourite ahead of last year’s 2YO Classic winner Away Game ($4), and it’s hard to go past this pair.

Forbidden Love ran a personal best of 11.8 lengths quicker than standard two starts back when 3rd in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington, and that figure is the strongest career effort of any runner.

Forbidden Love went for a short break and resumed with a win over 1200m at Gosford, and the form out of that race has proven to be strong. Marsannay (3rd) and Redoute’s Image (5th) have subsequently finished 3rd in their respective heats of the Magic Millions Rising Stars (1300m) while 7th placed Malkovich won at Randwick last Saturday.

The daughter of All Too Hard looks perfectly placed stepping up to 1400m now and will be the testing material for the favoured pair.

Isotope came from well behind Away Game to run her down last start and also meets Away Game 1.5kg better at the weights on Saturday.

However, I’m worried about her running a strong 1400m when she weakened so badly in the JJ Atkins at her only attempt at the trip.

Isotope may have been over the top at that stage of her preparation, and she did do a bit of work up front, but so did others that finished off better than her.

She’s more mature now and could excel over the extra trip, but there is a question mark around the trip and that’s a risk at such short odds.

Likewise, Away Game is yet to be tested over 1400m, but she hasn’t failed at it either.

She was so bulletproof last campaign wining the 2YO Classic before finishing 4th in the Blue Diamond and 2nd to Farnan in the Golden Slipper.

She then won the Percy Sykes Stakes and was beaten 2.9 lengths by the older mares when tackling the Group 1 Robert Sangster as a two-year-old.

Isotope only just caught Away Game last start but I have no doubt Away Game will strip much fitter this time around.

Her 1200m form is nothing but Group 1 worthy, and she’s drawn perfectly in gate 3 for Glen Boss.

Forbidden Love also has genuine Group 1 form having finishing 3rd behind Dame Giselle and Hungry Heart in the Furious Stakes before another 3rd behind Wild Ruler who then won the Group 2 Roman Consul and was 3rd in the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

Unlike the other pair, there is no question about Forbidden love running a strong 1400m, and for that reason, the All Too Hard filly goes on top for me.

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