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Karaka Million 2YO Classic Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds

  • The Karaka Million 2YO will be run and won on Saturday, January 23
  • The race is worth $1M NZD for the two-year-olds
  • Justin Darcy provides his best bets for the race
Karaka Million Betting Tips
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Justin Darcy 22 Jan 2021
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The 2021 Karak Million 2YO Classic is run at Ellerslie racecourse over 1200m for the two-year-old horses.

This is New Zealand's most prestigious two-year-old race and is one of the calendars richest races across the year.

Unbeaten Millefiori is the favourite based of last weeks win in the Papaoa 2YO and does looks the hardest horse to beat on paper.

2021 Karaka Million 2YO Classic Odds

1AvonalloJ. RichardsL. Allpress9$10
2Follow Your DreamsK. Rae & K. Williams-TuhuroC. Grylls11$9
3On The BubblesJ. RichardsJ. Parkes15$5
4SophisticardoJ. RichardsT. Harris8$13
5Sneaky SharkJ. RichardsS. Collett10$10
6Cherokee WarriorD. WilesL. Satherley6$61
7Western SpringsR. James & R. WellwoodV. Colgan3$12
8Mr Blue SkyA. PikeM. McNab12$14
9BrixG. HarveyT. Yanagida4$34
10Miss IpenemaG. HarveyS. Spratt13$41
11MillefioriJ. RichardsD. Johnson5$3.80
12Brazen BlueL. LattaL. Innes7$21
13Seven TwentyS & E. ClotworthyW. Pinn2$16
14CallisidentS. MarshS. Weatherley1$41
15Martina DivaA. BakerN/A16$61
16CoyoteA. CampbellN/A14$18
17Drum MajorT. RogersonN/A17$18
Odds provided by Ladbrokes. Correct on January 20, 2021.

2021 Karaka Million 2YO Classic Tips

Karaka Million 2021 Best Bet - Millefiori

This two-year-old Filly looks a nice type going forward, now unbeaten in her two starts to date after winning last week in the Papamoa 2YO.

Trained by the dominant Jamie Richards yard and from Te Akau Racing with Danielle Johnson aboard, this sets her up as the number one seed for the stable and race.

She has has the race experience around Ellerslie which again gives her another tick heading into the event.

From barrier five, she should get the perfect passage during the run which should see her as the hardest horse to beat.

Karaka Million 2021 Next Best Bet - Sneaky Shark

Another Jamie Richards two-year-old who is a close relation to the great Te Akau Shark.

He was too far back last week when hot favourite in the Millefiori race, without a back for him to follow into the race so he made up a lot of ground in what was a muddling run race.

He a horse that is better ridden up on the speed as he was two starts ago when run over very late, so not sure what the tactics will be for this race.

He does possess a lot of ability and the big field could play to his advantage in this race as we should expect them to run this at a higher pressure than what we saw last week.

Karaka Million 2021 Value Bet - Seven Twenty

This Filly takes the step up to 1200m after last start placing second in the Skycity 1100 where she beat home Sneaky Shark.

She looks a Filly who will furnish over six furlongs and in a high pressure race, where she is drawn to get a suck run behind the speed.

She will enjoy a genuine tempo where she can finish over the top of them late, as she did last star when finishing second.

At a big double figure price, she is one who looks a touch of over coming into the event.

Karaka Million 2YO Classic FAQs

When is the Karaka Million 2YO Classic?

The Karaka Million is run on Saturday, January 23 at 4.30pm.

How far is the Karaka Million 2YO Classic?

The Karaka Million is a 1200m sprint event for the two-year-olds.

Who is the best bet in the Karaka Million 2YO Classic?

We are siding with the favourite Millefiori as the best bet in the Karaka Million.

How can I live stream the Karaka Million 2YO Classic?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the Karaka Million.



We will be backing Millefiori, Sneaky Shark and Seven Twenty in the Karaka Million.

Best Bet: Millefiori To Win @280.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Sneaky Shark To Win @900.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units
Value Bet: Seven Twenty Each-Way @1500.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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