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Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2024 Betting Tips - Fav tipped in juvenile feature

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Last updated: 09 Jan 2024
Alex Marsh 09 Jan 2024
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  • The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is the first juvenile feature of the year
  • This 2024 edition will be contested on Saturday, January 13
  • Storm Boy heads the early market with EliteBet
  • Our preview is included below
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MM 2yo Classic Tips
Storm Boy looks hard to beat in the 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic. (Getty)
 

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is run over 1200m at Gold Coast, with the first juvenile major of the calendar year worth $3 million.
  • 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Tips
  • 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field & Odds

Previously, we have seen stars such as Sunlight, Capitalist and Testa Rossa take out this event, so although restricted to Magic Millions horses, the race is rarely short on top-end quality.

At $2.50 with EliteBet, Storm Boy heads the betting for the 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Tips


2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Best Bet - Storm Boy

He was a dominant debut winner and the form has been franked from that Rosehill event, with Traffic Warden (runner-up) saluting by 1.5 lengths at Caulfield via his next start.

This colt is trained by Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, and Waterhouse is looking for her fifth Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner, with her latest being in 2012 when Drieftontein took out this feature.

After a comfortable victory recorded in the Group 3 B.J. McLachlan Stakes on December 23, Storm Boy firmed into outright favouritism for this juvenile feature.

Class often comes to the fore in this juvenile feature and in an edition that appears light on for depth, the son of Justify is clearly the one to beat in the 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Next Best Bet - Highness

Highness and Spywire clashed in the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic on December 13, and Highness got the better of that duel when reeling in a tiring Spywire, 

While Spywire has bounced back from that, I couldn't back the Maher & Eustace colt to turn the tables on Highness, especially with the Freedman runner being a similar price.

Also, the son of Snitzel looks favoured getting out to 1200m on a bigger circuit and he has been ticking over nicely since that December 13 victory (won a December 29 trial).

A very well-bred colt, being out of a half-sister to five-time Group 1 winner Dissident, Highness has the tactical speed to use barrier four and a soft track shouldn't worry him.
2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Value Bet - Jenni's Meadow

As mentioned earlier, I'm not convinced that there's much depth in the 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic field and this Victorian debut winner still has plenty of upside.

Jenni's Meadow had worked well ahead of her Moonee Valley assignment on December 30, however, I felt she was always going to improve off whatever she delivered there.

The Hayes-trained filly sustained a strong run from off the speed and the most impressive part of that victory was her fight late when denying a runner-up who did no work.

The main query is whether six furlongs is too sharp at this level, as she should get over more ground in time, but there's natural improvement to come here at start two.

2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Storm BoyGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus1057kg$2.50
2SpywireCiaron Maher & David EustaceJames McDonald 1257kg $6
3ParkourJames CummingsJamie Kah1757kg $9.50
4HighnessMichael FreedmanTommy Berry457kg $6
5WolfgangLloyd Kennewell & Lucy YeomansBlake Shinn257kg $18
6VianarraTrent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen1557kg $41
7Mishani HerculesLes RossMark Du Plessis157kg $201
8Arabian SummerTomy & Calvin McEvoyHarry Coffey955kg$7
9Mishani AlohaLes Ross Ben Thompson 855kg $151
10Poster GirlChris Munce Robbie Dolan655kg $31
11Erno's CubeCiaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett755kg $17
12Jenni's MeadowBen, Will & JD HayesDeclan Bates555kg $26
13Territory AshLiam BirchleyMichael Rodd1455kg $71
14Mishani EgoLes Ross Samantha Collett1355kg $201
15Mishani ExpressLes Ross Jake Bayliss1655kg $201
16Sheza ChiquititaKevin KempDamien Thornton1155kg $201
17eSpiritedChris MunceTBA355kg$81
Odds courtesy of EliteBet & correct on 09/01/2024.
                                                    

Verdict

Our tips for the 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic are:

Best Bet1: Storm Boy To Win @6/4 at Elitebet - 7 Units
Best Bet2: Highness To Win @5/1 at Elitebet - 2 Units
Best Bet3: Jenni's Meadow Each Way @25/1 at Elitebet - 1 Unit
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