The Gold Coast has its day in the sun this Saturday with the running of the prestigious Magic Millions meeting. The two-year-old classic and the three-year-old guineas are the feature events on a stunning program of racing.
Gold Coast Race 7
#13 Skirt The Law
What a great edition of the Magic Millions two-year-old Classic!
I am pleased to be in the camp of Skirt The Law. She has recorded large winning margins in both her career starts, and I expect her to lead them a merry dance from barrier four. She has a massive turn of foot, and she may prove problematic to run down with two runs under her belt. The barrier trial leading into this event was first class.
Empire Of Japan will be competitive despite the awkward barrier draw. He savaged the line last start at Randwick, and his massive engine will put him in the finish. He may need some luck finding a spot in the running line.
Sunsource is a must for wider exotics. His win on debut at Ballarat was impressive, and he showed merit without threatening second-up at Doomben.
Suggested Bet: Skirt The Law @ $7.50
Gold Coast RACE 8
#4 Yellow Brick
Yellow Brick heads into the Magic Millions three-year-old Guineas as a winner of five races from six career starts. He was impressive first-up at Toowoomba, and the sky is the limit for the versatile son of The Mission. From an inside gate, he will sit on top of the speed and take bad luck out of the equation. This is his most challenging test to date.
Russian Conquest should have won the Gosford Guineas fresh. She left her run too late and fell agonisingly short for favourite punters. The distance is ideal second-up, and she can finish over the top of them late from the tail of the field.
Hell I Am looks an excellent winning chance at double-figure odds. He was dominant fresh at Wyong before being luckless second up at Gosford.
Suggested Bet: Yellow Brick @ $3.80
Gold Coast Race 9
#2 Emerald Kingdom
Emerald Kingdom won The Buffering last start at Doomben in fine fashion. He could prove challenging to run down if he can jump and lead from the awkward draw. The Desleigh Forster and Jim Byrne combination is flying, and the eight-year-old is racing in career-best form.
Oscar Zulu can win here fresh from an inside draw. He usually does his best racing first-up, and he should be able to camp on the leaders back throughout. He may need some luck on straightening.
Love Tap runs gamely at every major carnival. The beautiful grey gelding is ultra-consistent and very rarely runs a bad race. He is well placed, and I expect him to be in the finish.
Suggested Bet: Emerald Kingdom @ $4.80
Gold Coast Race 10
#1 Ef Troop
Ef Troop was brave last start in The Falvelon at Doomben. With Craig Williams aboard, the son of Spirit Of Boom will need to jump and cross the field from the wide barrier draw. If the rising eight-year-old can find the front, he will be in this for a long way. Hopefully, he doesn’t spend all his pennies early.
Indiscreetly looks well placed here, fresh after a career-high preparation. She is a promising mare, and she should get the run of the race from barrier four. Her trial leading into this event put the writing on the wall for another successful campaign.
Wisdom Of Water always runs well at the Gold Coast. He won this race last year, however, he would need to turn around his current form dramatically.
Suggested Bet: Ef Troop @ $4.00