• Home
  • Horse Racing
  • Racecourses
  • Eagle Farm Racecourse

2020 Magic Millions Shoot Out Preview and Tips

  • Check out our preview and tips for the 2020 Magic Millions Shoot Out
  • The race is set to be run over 2200m at Eagle Farm
  • Ballistic Boy is the favourite for the race
Grey Lion
Kathy O'Hara on Grey Lion wins race 7 the Lord Mayors Cupduring Sydney Racing at Rosehill Gardens on May 18, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

This weekends Magic Millions Shoot Out at Eagle Farm will provide the winner with a wildcard into the $1 million Magic Millions Subzero, formerly known as the Magic Millions Trophy, on January 16.

Chris Anderson’s four-year-old gelding Ballistic is the early favourite for the race on the back of two fantastic wins over the mile, while there is a large clump of horses between $7 and $9 in the market.

Magic Millions Shoot Out Market

(Market thanks to Sportsbet)

Horse
Price
Ballistic Boy (Chris Anderson)$2.70
So You Win (Chris Waller)$7
Phaistos (James Cummings)$7.50
Get Stuck In (Tony Gollan)$8
Barade (Archie Alexander)$9
Grey Lion (Mathew Smith)$12
Others$13+


Speed Map


There doesn’t look to be much speed in the race with Tony Gollan’s in form gelding Get Stuck In to take up the running from barrier 13 after leading all the way at Doomben last start. Get Stuck In is likely to enjoy to enjoy a kind tempo from the front and although it isn't obvious who will join him up front, Morton’s Fork, A Man To Match, Berate and Elaborate can all sit handy.

Ballistic Boy has drawn beautifully in barrier three where Mathew McGillivray will enjoy a cushy run on the rail, with Phaistos likely to land on his outside midfield. In form gelding So You Win has thrived since arriving in Queensland but will be spotting the leaders a start after drawing wide.

Magic Millions Shoot Out Best Bet - Ballistic Boy


This four-year-old has enjoyed consistent improvement over the last twelve months and finds the perfect race to stamp himself as a stayer of the future off a magnificent winter carnival.

Culminating in victory in the Group 3 Rough Habit, the gelding by Smart Missile produced an outstanding winter carnival when winning three of eight races and never finishing more than two-lengths in defeat.

Only missing out on victory in the Group 3 Gunsynd by a nostril, the Chris Anderson trained gelding returned with an enormous run first-up at Doomben over 1350m before recording consecutive victories over the mile in the Mooloolaba Cup and Doomben Mile.

Rock hard fit and stepping up to the 2200m, Ballistic Boy is perfectly drawn to enjoy a smother from barrier three and will be extremely hard to beat as the best bet of the day.

Magic Millions Shoot Out Next Best - Grey Lion


One of the few horses who has genuine Group class form in the race, Grey Lion will be ready to go for this weekends task despite carrying the top weight of 61kg.

A nine-year-old by Galileo, the Mathew Smith trained gelding had been an extremely consistent performer throughout his career, finishing a narrow fourth behind So You Win at Doomben in his latest start.

Having a tick over trial at Randwick leading into this run, Grey Lion is used to carrying heavy weight in the past, lugging 61kg that day in a strong finish behind So You Win.

Gaining a two-kilogram swing on So You Win and Get Stuck In for being beaten half-a-length, Grey Lion will eat up the trip and boasting a second in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup in his only run at the track, is over the odds as the value play of the race.

US

Verdict

Ballistic Boy will be extremely hard to beat from barrier three where he will enjoy a perfect smother under Mathew McGillivray.

Grey Lion is the value in the race after finishing second in the 2019 Brisbane Cup in his only run at Eagle Farm.

Best Bet: Ballistic Boy @195.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Next Best: Grey Lion @1220.0 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

Top Betting Sites

special-offer-1Special offers

Upcoming Events

16 January 2021

  • Rosehill - January 16
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Gold Coast - January 16
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Flemington - January 16
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Weekend Racing Multi
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Murray Bridge - January 16
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Telegraph Handicap
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Ascot - January 16
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Special
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers
  • -
  • Soccer
  • Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers - Twenty20
  • -
  • Cricket
  • Melbourne City vs Western United
  • -
  • Soccer

17 January 2021

  • Wangaratta - January 17
  • -
  • Horse Racing

25 January 2021

31 January 2021

20 March 2021

01 April 2021

03 April 2021

  • TJ Smith Stakes - April 3
  • -
  • Horse Racing

29 May 2021

01 June 2021

09 June 2021

14 July 2021

31 July 2021

  • Adelaide Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Vic Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Sydney Metro Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Brisbane Metro Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing

16 September 2021

  • Caulfield Cup
  • -
  • Horse Racing

30 September 2021

  • MLB World Series Final - October 1
  • -
  • Baseball

03 October 2021

23 October 2021

02 November 2021

05 December 2021

21 October 2023