Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips 2020
Alligator Blood is the short-priced favourite for Saturday’s Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) and looks extremely hard to beat.
The David Vandyke-prepared son of All Too Hard has won seven from eight career starts with his only blip being a narrow 2nd placing behind Super Seth in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).
His form is undoubtedly the strongest and he’s proven at the distance which is a box many others haven’t ticked.
He looks the likely winner, but at $1.75, I’ve tried to find some value with a Place option.
The Joe Pride-trained Superium will be ridden by Nash Rawiller and is one at very enticing odds that is capable of running a big race.
He narrowly defeated Embracer first-up over 1100m and was then edged out by that galloper next time over 1200m.
Superium comes into Saturday’s assignment third-up and ready to peak, and he has recorded the strongest final 200m split of any of Saturday’s runners over a distance of 1300m to 1500m.
He clocked 11.16 for his final 200m at Randwick when 2nd in the Group 3 Up And Coming (1300m), and that performance rated 7.2 lengths better than average BM.
In comparison, Alligator Blood’s two best efforts to date were at Caulfield over 1400m and 1600m where he went 9.4 and 9.2 lengths better than BM.
If Alligator Blood is off his game on Saturday, Superium could be the knockout horse at $21, but at $5 for the Place, he represents great Place value.