Magic Millions Cup Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Magic Millions Cup which is to be run at Gold Coast on Saturday 9th, January 2016 at 12:15PM. View the Magic Millions Cup Field.

 

NoHorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeight
1VO HEARTMark Dale1059kg
2WAR JETJoe ClearyNoel Callow758kg
3EQUISSENTIALNeville Saunders857kg
4REAL FAVULOUSDonald BakerGlen Boss157kg
5STORM MAGICJackie CromptonMs Tegan Harrison1656kg
6FLORIDA FELLOWBryan Guy1455kg
7BURLEIGH BULLETDarryl Hansen1754kg
8ZINDZELAJohn Manzelmann954kg
9HYDRAZINEHelen PageJim Byrne1254kg
10REGAL TRADERMarcus WilsonMichael Cahill1154kg
11BORIS BADENOVChris MunceTommy Berry1354kg
12MESTALLAChris MunceCraig Williams1854kg
13STAR WARS (NZ)Gerald RyanBrenton Avdulla254kg
14STERNOHeath ConnersStephen Baster1954kg
15THREE SHEETSJeremy SylvesterRobert Thompson354kg
16OL’ BROWN EYESGerard Blades554kg
17eCROUPIERPhyllis KalinowskiTodd Banks1554kg
18ePIVOTAL POINTKevin Kemp654kg
19eSPECIAL JAYDavid Kelly454kg
20eLAREBILGreg Ryan2054kg

News:

Todd Howlett is keen to give Music Man the first distance test of his career, providing there is improving ground for the in-form galloper’s attempt at a hat-trick of wins.

Howlett has Music Man entered for two races at Canterbury, but he is favouring a benchmark handicap over 1900m in preference to a lesser grade event over 1550m.

“I might be wrong stepping him up to 1900 but for everything he’s doing, I just think he’ll be better suited over a little bit further,” Howlett said.

Music Man is yet to race beyond 1600m, a distance the four-year-old has won over twice – at his two most recent starts.

Contesting a Highway Handicap for country-trained horses at Randwick on Boxing Day, Music Man shared the lead before scoring under apprentice Koby Jennings.

Howlett sees no reason not to use Jennings again despite a change in the race conditions making it unlikely the apprentice will be able to use all of his 3kg claim.

Canterbury was marked in the heavy range on Tuesday after 37mm of rain up to 10am.

But it has a reputation as one of the best drying tracks in Australian racing, a rating that Howlett hopes can hold true leading into a rare Saturday meeting at the racetrack.

“I wouldn’t want to run him if it was real heavy,” Howlett said.

Howlett said he would definitely run Esgrimidor after the sprinter ran a brave race in just missing out on a place at Randwick a month ago.

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