Gold Coast race fans eagerly await Saturday’s 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic with Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott‘s unbeaten Storm Boy ruling as top pick amidst a fierce field in the now $3 million feature.

Storm Boy

Unbeaten colt Storm Boy chases a third win on the trot in the 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic this Saturday at the Gold Coast. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Justify colt boasts a flawless resume: a dominant Rosehill debut and a commanding Group 3 win last time out in Brisbane’s BJ McLachlan Stakes.

Drawn wide but full of early pace, Storm Boy, ridden by Adam Hyeronimus, looks hard to topple.

He sits as the short-priced $2.40 favourite in the latest Magic Millions 2YO Classic odds at bookmaker Ladbrokes.

But challengers loom. Michael Freedman‘s Highness, a rising Snitzel colt with early market buzz, aims for the interstate Classic double after claiming the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic title earlier this prep.

Tommy Berry guides his charge from a favourable barrier four draw.

Ciaron Maher & David Eustace counter with Spywire, a consistent Trapeze Artist colt seeking his third win at start number four.

Sydney ace James McDonald takes the reins, eyeing redemption after a close second in Wyong and a subsequent Gold Coast victory a fortnight back.

Fillies join the fray, led by Tony & Calvin McEvoy‘s on-fire Ballarat Magic Millions 2YO Classic champ Arabian Summer.

Two wins already in her pocket, she drops weight against the boys off her last start Gold Coast success, with Harry Coffey aiming for further glory.

Other last-start winners like James CummingsParkour and the Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy YeomansWolfgang add spice to the mix both coming off good lead-up victories.

With the rain-affected track adding an extra twist, the Magic Millions 2YO Classic promises a heart-pounding clash.

Watch as raw talent meets experience, jockey skills are tested, and potential champions emerge under the Queensland sun. This is a race where legends are made – don’t miss a second!

Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2024 Key Points: 

  • Storm Boy, Highness, Spywire, and Arabian Summer in the spotlight heading the betting markets.
  • Diverse field features plenty of unbeaten colts, rising fillies, and last-start winners.
  • Rain-affected track adds unpredictability.
  • Gold Coast Race 8, 3:35pm (AEST).

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11 STORM BOY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 10 57kg
2 121 SPYWIRE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 12 57kg
3 21 PARKOUR James Cummings Ms Jamie Kah 17 57kg
4 6×1 HIGHNESS Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 4 57kg
5 5×11 WOLFGANG Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans Blake Shinn 2 57kg
6 7432 VIANARRA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 15 57kg
7 4545 MISHANI HERCULES Les Ross Mark Du Plessis 1 57kg
8 2311 ARABIAN SUMMER Tony & Calvin McEvoy Harry Coffey 9 55kg
9 4115 MISHANI ALOHA Les Ross Ben Thompson 8 55kg
10 122 POSTER GIRL Chris Munce Robbie Dolan 6 55kg
11 812 ERNO’S CUBE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 7 55kg
12 1 JENNI’S MEADOW Ben, Will & JD Hayes Declan Bates 5 55kg
13 2714 TERRITORY ASH Liam Birchley Michael Rodd 14 55kg
14 231246 MISHANI EGO Les Ross Ms Samantha Collett 13 55kg
15 8233325 MISHANI EXPRESS Les Ross Jake Bayliss 16 55kg
16 1747 SHEZA CHIQUITITA Kevin Kemp Damien Thornton 11 55kg
17e 3 SPIRITED Chris Munce Martin Harley (late alt) 3 55kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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