Magic Millions Maiden Plate Field – 2017

View the field for the 2017 Magic Millions Maiden Plate. The Magic Millions Maiden Plate will be run on Saturday 14th January at Gold Coast racecourse.

Time: 11:40AM
Distance: 1200m

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No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 HASHTAG HERO Matthew Smith Tye Angland 3 57.5kg
2 DEEP IMAGE David Vandyke Michael Cahill 19 56kg
3 DORTMUND Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 16 56kg
4 DOT PAINTING Bjorn Baker Brenton Avdulla 7 56kg
5 REGIMENTAL FORCE Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 15 56kg
6 OMIYA Mark Newnham Kerrin McEvoy 14 56kg
7 AJANI Peter & Paul Snowden 20 56kg
8 TRUST ME Brett Partelle Craig Williams 12 56kg
9 MOUNT PANORAMA Gary Moore Tim Clark 5 56kg
10 FIT FOR PURPOSE Liam Birchley 21 56kg
11 ZAFINA Gary Portelli Ben Melham 9 54kg
12 AMARYLISS Tony Gollan 13 54kg
13 RHYMES Kris Lees 10 54kg
14 PARIS FOR ME Brett Partelle 2 54kg
15 HUSSON BOOTS Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 1 54kg
16 OF THE DAY Tony Gollan 18 54kg
17e KOTINOS Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 6 56kg
18e SORNJA Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 4 54kg
19e ONE GOLDEN DAY Chris Anderson Larry Cassidy 11 54kg
20e SAWAIKI Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 8 56kg
21e DIAMOND ON COMMAND Matthew Dunn 17 55.5kg

News:

Victorian jockey Daniel Moor will make a rare trip to Sydney to continue an association with the Danny O’Brien-trained Portman at Randwick.

Moor won on Portman at Bendigo two starts ago and was happy to answer the call from O’Brien to head north to ride the four-year-old in Saturday’s Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1600m).

Portman is part-owned by Qatar Bloodstock and also O’Brien.

“Craig Williams has got commitments at the Gold Coast – he’s obviously the number one choice for Qatar Bloodstock in Australia – but having won on Portman before Danny wanted someone who knew the horse and I’m happy to be going up to ride him,” Moor said.

“Dan suggested to me that I was in the mix (for the ride). I think James Doyle was also in the mix through his European connection but unfortunately for him he didn’t get his weight. But that’s fortunate for me so with that weight (55kg) he comes into the race nicely.”

Portman has had six starts for two wins and two placings.

Since being gelded he has had three starts this campaign for two wins at Bendigo in a maiden and benchmark-70 before running second to Snitzson at Flemington last start.

“He’s quite progressive and relatively untapped,” Moor said.

“He’s a late maturing sort of type and this preparation he really hasn’t put a foot wrong. Even his second last start was good under the circumstances because he drew wide and had to push forward from that gate.

“He’s a nice talented horse going forward and hopefully he can just keep going through the grades.”

Moor has also picked up the ride on the David Brideoake-trained Hardern in Saturday’s TAB Handicap (2400m) should Brideoake elect to run in Sydney.

Hardern is also an acceptor for the Rain Lover Handicap (2500m) at Flemington.

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