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
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)
|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|
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.
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