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Magic Millions 3YO Guineas - Outback Barbie to rebound after unlucky preparation run

The best 3YO's bought at the Magic Millions run for big money at Gold Coast in January
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Magic Millions 3YO Preview, Betting Predictions & Tips

Date: Saturday January 13, 2019
Track: Gold Coast
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO - Set Weights
Prize Money: $2 million

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is one of two feature races on the Magic Millions card (MM 2YO Classic) and it's always an exciting and action-packed race.

Worth $2 million, the best three-year-olds purchased at the Magic Millions Sales do battle at Gold Coast over 1400m and the 2019 edition sees three horses at single-figure odds in the market. Most of the money has come for favourite Outback Barbie, but punters are getting good value throughout the market.

A race that has unearthed some champion thoroughbreds, the 2020 MM 3YO Guineas looks no different.

2019 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field & Barrier Draw

The chances of Boomsara have taken a hit with drawing barrier 18, but the hopes of favourites backers have increased, Outback Barbie secured barrier three, which will see her settle much closer than last start.

4The Fire Trap813.00
5Star Fall179.00
6Smart Elissim1026.00
7Outback Barbie32.50
8Granny Red Shoes1317.00
12Light Up The Room917.00
14Sugar Sizzle21101.00
18Say I Cee You7101.00
19Magic Fox15101.00
20Lancaster Bomber5101.00

2019 Magic Millions 3YO Best Bet - Outback Barbie @ 2.80

The Tony Gollan-trained daughter of Spirit of Boom is the class filly in this race and she deserves to be the 2.80 favourite with bookmakers.

Having finished a desperately unlucky sixth in the Vo Rogue Plate last time out, the three-year-old is out for redemption and the slight rise in distance from 1350m to 1400m is only going to help her chances.

She does need pace up front, as she settles back and flashes home late, but they usually run the 3YO Guineas at a hot tempo and that's going to play right into her hands.

With a win she'll have over $1.5 million in stakes earnings and she is the real test for her opposition.

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Magic Millions 3YO hopefuls hit the beach. (Getty Images)

2019 Magic Millions 3YO Best Each Way - Ljungberg @ 9.00

It was hard not to be impressed by the win of Ljungberg last Saturday at Randwick and although he hasn't had any experience in Queensland, Sydney form usually stacks up best.

Trained by Ron Quinton, the speedy three-year-old has now recorded back-to-back wins and he was never in doubt when scoring by 3.8 lengths on Saturday. That was a tremendous win and it suggested that he's got many more in store this season.

There is a slight unknown about his ability but 9.00 is a value price from bookmakers and is well worth taking.

2019 Magic Millions 3YO Best Roughie - Master Ash @ 17.00

Likely to inject some speed into the race is Master Ash, which has won two from his five starts and the Waterhouse/Bott team love winning at the Magic Millions.

The colt by Sebring won the Up And Coming Stakes at Group 3 level at Randwick last year and although he didn't fire in the Stan Fox Stakes, he didn't get the best of luck. Punters should overlook that run and go on his form prior.

Punters are getting value odds at 17.00 and he could run into the money.

Best Bet: Outback Barbie @ 2.80
Best Each Way: Ljungberg @ 9.00
Best Roughie: Master Ash @ 17.00

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