Magic Millions 2YO - Punters rally around Unite And Conquer ahead of juvenile feature

The best juveniles bought at the Magic Millions run for big money at Gold Coast in January
Unite And Conquer winning at Flemington. (Getty Images)
Unite And Conquer winning at Flemington. (Getty Images)

2019 Magic Millions 2YO Preview, Betting Predictions & Tips

Date: Saturday January 12, 2019
Track: Gold Coast
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 2YO - Set Weights
Prize Money: $2 million

The Magic Millions is one of the more popular betting races on the Australian calendar. Punters love betting on two-year-old races in Australia and there's not many bigger than the Magic Millions at Gold Coast.

Held in January, the best sprinters purchased from the Magic Millions Sales do battle over 1200m for a big prize of $2 million. Past winners have included the likes of Sunlight, Houtzen, Testa Rossa and Snippets.

Unite And Conquer has been one of the better-backed runners in the early markets but there's a host of nice chances in the race.

2019 Magic Millions 2YO Best Bet - Unite And Conquer @ 11.00

We don't usually rate form out of the Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington as it rarely stacks up the following year, but the win from Unite And Conquer on debut was to be respected.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained colt ran a quick 1000m time when scoring by 2.2 lengths and he has since won a trial at Randwick by 3.3 lengths to show that he can run left handed. That's key around Gold Coast as it's a tight-turning track and with punters getting double-figure odds, there's good value with his price.

He's a son of Hinchinbrook and being from the Waterhouse/Bott stable, expect the jockey to ride him in a forward position.

2019 Magic Millions 2YO Best Each Way - Dubious @ 11.00

Dubious was victorious in the Group 3 Breeders' Plate at Randwick on debut and that's typically a good form race for the Magic Millions.

The two-year-old colt by Not A Single Doubt scored only by a nose but it was a gutsy effort and it will hold him in good stead for the future. Having that tough run will give him experience when taking on a high-pressure field in the Magic Millions 2YO.

He ran as an outside chance on debut but we're not expecting bookmakers to have the colt at such long odds come January.

2019 Magic Millions 2YO Best Roughie - Entertainer @ 101.00

Worth a stab at odds, the unraced colt has been nominated for the Magic Millions and his odds will be slashed if he wins on debut.

He's trained by Chris Waller and given his breeding (Zoustar x. Laughing) we're expecting him to hit the ground running when he eventually makes his debut. Zoustar's progeny have been running very well this season and Entertainer could give puntees a good sight.

Best Bet: Unite And Conquer @ 11.00
Best Each Way: Dubious @ 11.00
Best Roughie: Entertainer @ 101.00
Bill Rosenthal 03 December 2018

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