Magic Millions 3YO Guineas

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas

Group One Betting Guide
Date: January 16, 2021
Location: Gold Coast Turf Club
Prize Money: $2,000,000
Distance: 1400m

THE Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is one of the richest races in Australia at $2 million and is the joint-featured race of the Magic Millions Carnival on the Gold Coast held in January.

The race is for three-year-old horses over 1400 metres and in order to compete in the Magic Millions, horses must have been purchased from Magic Millions sales held throughout Australia.

The 3YO Guineas was first run in 2001 and since then the past winners have suggested that you don’t need a champion to take home the riches. Winning purchase prices range from $6,500 to $300,000, so punters get a great look at a wide range of thoroughbreds.

Punting on the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas has become increasingly popular and general interest surrounding the race is huge. Punters love following the Order of Entry into the race and with futures markets opening early, punters can secure odds and lock in the value.

2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Ballot Order as at 03/01/2021

Ballot Horse Trainer Prizemoney
1 TAGALOA Trent Busittin & Natalie Young $1,261,550
2 KING’S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden $986,100
3 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace $2,441,800
4 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corsten $247,488
5 RANTING (NZ) Leon & Troy Corsten $353,800
6 APACHE CHASE Desleigh Forster $260,125
7 BARBARIC Peter & Paul Snowden $178,050
8 OUR PLAYBOY Mick Price & Michael Kent jnr $169,205
9 PORTLAND SKY Matt Laurie $147,075
10 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman $321,250
11 ISOTOPE Tony Gollan $290,625
12 SMART ‘N’ SEXY (NZ) Toby & Trent Edmonds $152,400
13 PLUTOCRAT Chris Anderson $101,475
14 STELLAR PAULINE Peter & Paul Snowman $492,765
15 GOTTA KISS Steve O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted $337,100
16 AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace $308,125
17 MISHANI MISS Les Ross $201,675
18 DUSTY TYCOON Robert Heathcote $194,475
19 SHOOTING FOR GOLD Steve O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted $191,350
20 LADY BANFF Matthew Dunn $175,300
21 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden $159,150
22 KAVAK Chris Munce $158,800
23 SAFEWORK Scott Morrisey $150,750
24 MAGIC CONQUEROR Kelly Schweida $146,425
25 MISHANI FRAUDSTER Les Ross $145,325
26 ZEFTABROOK Kris Lees $141,450
27 STAROSA Tony Gollan $140,250
28 ELLSBERG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou $129,200
29 DZSENIFER Gary Duncan $127,450
30 HANCORA FIELD Les Ross $125,625

2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting odds

Isotope
Isotope is the favourite for the 2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas and looks incredibly hard to beat.

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas for 2021 looks to be a match race between two of Australia’s up and coming stars.

The Tony Gollan trained Isotope has seen continual support throughout the lead up to the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas and looks the one to beat in the joint-feature and punters can get odds of $2.80 to see if she can build on her outstanding career record.

Her main rival Away Game out of the Maher & Eustace stable has already competed in a WFA Group 1, and will look to overturn the narrow defeat she suffered to Isotope in the Listed Gold Edition Plate at Doomben in December, and if punters think she is the one to beat then they can get odds of $7 for her to turn the tables.

The likes of Forbidden Love, Gotta Kiss and Apache Chase have all seen support in all-in markets in the lead of to the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas for 2021.

Tips for the 2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas

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Best Magic Millions 3YO Guineas bookmakers

The Magic Millions 3YO is such a popular race that bookmakers open futures and all-in markets months in advance of the January feature.

All of the following bookmakers will have markets for the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas which includes all-in, fixed odds win and fixed odds place betting.

United States Sport Table

Sport Table

Previous Magic Millions 3YO Guineas fields

  • No.

    Horse

    Barrier

    1

    DUBIOUS

    10

    2

    ALLIGATOR BLOOD

    11

    3

    HIGHTAIL

    5

    4

    DIAMOND THUNDER

    20

    5

    EXHILARATES

    8

    6

    SUPERIUM

    1

    7

    KING OF HASTINGS

    7

    8

    PROFIT

    15

    9

    ELEVEN ELEVEN

    21

    10

    LEVIATHAN

    14

    11

    STAR SURPRISE

    19

    12

    SCOUT

    16

    13

    THE EXECUTIONER

    12

    14

    OH FIVE GLORY

    18

    15

    IT’S KIND OF MAGIC

    6

    16

    HOWWONDERFULLIFEIS

    9

    17

    LET IT POUR (1E)

    17

    18

    GALA MISS (2E)

    13

    19

    DESIGNATED (3E)

    3

    20

    BADOOSH (4E)

    4

    21

    BELLS APPROACHING (5E)

    2

  • No.

    Horse

    Barrier

    1

    BOOMSARA

    18

    2

    PAQUIRRI

    20

    3

    BONDI

    16

    4

    THE FIRE TRAP

    8

    5

    STAR FALL

    17

    6

    LJUNGBERG

    2

    7

    SMART ELISSIM

    10

    8

    OUTBARK BARBIE

    3

    9

    GRANNY RED SHOES

    13

    10

    PERSUADER

    12

    11

    ZIZZIS

    6

    12

    PLUMARO

    19

    13

    LIGHT UP THE ROOM

    9

    14

    MALAHIDE

    4

    15

    SUGAR SIZZLE

    21

    16

    BAREFOOT JET

    1

    17

    UNCONDITIONAL (1E)

    14

    18

    DOSS (2E)

    11

    19

    SAY I CEE YOU (3E)

    7

    20

    MAGIC FOX (4E)

    15

    21

    LANCASTER BOMBER (5E)

    5

  • No. Silks Horse/Bred Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
    1 Pierata Pierata Gregory Hickman C Brown 1 57 $2.60
    2 Goodfella betting Goodfella Bjorn Baker J Collett 6 56.5 $10
    3 Whypeeo betting Whypeeo Toby Edmonds 16 56.5 $13
    4 Curdled betting Curdled Peter Robl J Byrne 4 56.5 $26
    5 Saint Patricks Day betting Saint Patricks Day Chris Munce R Stewart 18 56.5 $71
    6 Bel Sonic betting Bel Sonic Jason Warren B Melham 12 56 $17
    7 Shogun Sun betting Shogun Sun Kelly Schweida D Browne 10 56 $21
    8 Arrestar betting Arrestar Matthew Dunn 13 56 $151
    9 Wild Heart betting Wild Heart Team Hawkes B Avdulla 3 56 $13
    10 Magnufighter betting Magnufighter Gary Duncan J Kah 2 56 $71
    11 Calculated betting Calculated Chris Waller H Bowman 15 56 $10
    12 Pinch Passion betting Pinch Passion Robert Heathcote C Reith 5 56 $301
    13 Smartedge betting Smartedge P & P Snowden T Angland 17 56 $17
    14 Cellargirl betting Cellargirl Kelly Schweida M Walker 9 54.5 $51
    15 Sasso Corbaro betting Sasso Corbaro Kris Lees D Oliver 14 54 $4.80
    16 Lady of Crebilly betting Lady of Crebilly Phillip Stokes R Bayliss 7 54 $34
    17e I Am Impinge betting I Am Impinge Toby Edmonds 11 56 $51
    18e Cruze betting Cruze Barry Lockwood 8 56 $101

2018 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas result


1stAlligator Blood ($1.80)*
2ndEleven Eleven ($31 SP)
3rdExhilarates ($12 SP)

*Alligator Blood was later disqualified and Eleven Eleven was then elevated to be the winner.

Recent Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winners

  • The 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas will live on in the minds of many for a couple of reasons. Alligator Blood was a dominant victor when proving far too classy for the Guineas field as many predicted he would when jumping as a $1.80 favourite. However, months later Alligator Blood was disqualified after returning a positive swab to Altrenogest. It meant that the runner up on the day Eleven Eleven was elevated to being the 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner.
  • In what will live on as the tightest finish in 3YO Guineas finish in history, Boomsara held on bravely from Bondi and Outbark Barbie. Boomsara and Bondi broke away from the field to fight it out, but a late closing Outbark Barbie looked to have the sit on the pair. A photo had to separate the runners, with the long-time leader Boomsara getting the nod.
  • The only runner the punters wanted heading into 2018 was Pierata and the colt didn’t let the punters down, even though they were made to sweat heading into the straight. The horse jumped away clean enough from the inside stall but was waiting on an out for the majority of the race, which slowed up Pierata’s progress. The opening eventually came, and despite not hitting his straps instantaneously, Pierata streaked away in the latter stages to record a commanding win.
  • It was meant to be the year of Winning Rupert, but three-year-old filly Flying Jess had other plans. The John Moloney-trained runner stormed home to down Global Glamour on the line, paying odds of $101 with some bookmakers. Its form prior to the run wasn’t overly impressive which is why most punters didn’t give it a chance, but the dream came true for its connections which paid only $60,000 for the daughter of Hinchinbrook. Read full report.
  • Mahuta continued its fantastic run of form to win the 2016 Magic Millions Guineas. The Darren Weir-trained runner entered the race having won its last four starts in Melbourne which included the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes and Group 2 Sandown Guineas. Despite that form, punters got a great price of $4.50 for the three-year-old and it never looked in doubt, scoring a one-length win over Single Gaze and Egyptian Symbol. Mahuta was a $35,000 purchase at the 2014 Adelaide Yearling Sale.
  • Lloyd Kennewell trained Deiheros to win in 2015 at long odds of $25. The son of Bon Hoffa had mixed form heading into the race with a win at Morphettville followed by a 10th in the Vo Rogue Plate, but it pulled out its biggest career victory on the Gold Coast. Deiheros didn’t run a quick time and it has failed to win a race since, but the $6,500 sales purchase certainly made its connections happy. The well-perforned Testashadow finished in second with Echo Gal in third.
  • Gai Waterhouse scored her third Magic Millions 3YO win with Sweet Idea in 2014. The Snitzel filly was an expensive $240,000 purchase from the Gold Coast Yearling Sale, but it was well worth the money as it scored a one-length win over Estonian Princess and Enquare. Sweet Idea has been one of the most successful winners having won the Group 2 Missile Stakes and the Group 1 Galaxy at Rosehill.
  • Saluter scored in one of the most exciting finishes in the history of the Guineas. The Jason McLachlan-trained runner scored by a head and a nose over the likes of Sizzling and Driefontein, which would both go on to great careers. The $80,000 purchase paid $15 to win as its form prior was consistent, but not up to the level of its opposition.
  • Punch On entered the Magic Millions having won the Vo Rogue Plate two weeks prior. The Peter Balzen-trained runner was an $8 chance for the Millions and it scored a narrow nose victory over Easy Running and Happy Hussy. The 2012 edition was one of the weakest Guineas fields and the quality was shown in Punch On’s career that followed. The daughter of Tiger Hill failed to win in 11 subsequent starts.

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas past winners list

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas past winners list
Year Magic Millions 3YO Past Winner
2020 Eleven Eleven
2019 Boomsara
2018 Pierata
2017 Flying Jess
2016 Mahuta
2015 Deiheros
2014 Sweet Idea
2013 Saluter
2012 Punch On
2011 Torio’s Quest
2010 Graceful Anna
2009 Tempest Tost
2008 Heart of the Citi
2007 Gold Edition
2006 Tereschenko
2005 Tippitaka
2004 Jamieson Valley
2003 Baggio
2002 Ha Ha
2001 Paradiddle

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