2020 Magic Millions Vo Rogue Preview and Tips
- The Vo Rogue is set to be run over 1400m at Eagle Farm on Saturday
- Alligator Blood took out last years race on his way to winning the Guineas
- Gotta Kiss is favourite for the race
Alligator Blood took out the 2020 Vo Rogue Plate on his way to winning the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (Getty Images)
The Vo Rogue is set to be run on Saturday at Eagle Farm where the three-year-olds will press their claims towards the Magic Million 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast on January 16.
Gotta Kiss out of the Steven O’Dea and Mathew Hoysted yard is favourite for the race ahead of Tony Gollan’s extremely impressive last start winner Palladas.
2020 Vo Rogue Market
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|Gotta Kiss (Steven O'Dea and Mathew Hoysted)||$3.80|
|Palladas (Tony Gollan)||$6.50|
|Portland Sky (Mathew Laurie)||$8|
|Starosa (Tony Gollan)||$11|
|Paredo Trent and Toby Edmonds)||$12|
There looks to be strong speed on paper with Desleigh Forster trained Apache Chase preffering to roll along strong out front strongly. Boombrastic will go forward and likely lead alongside Apache Chase, while Portland Sky and Fleet Dove both possessing strong tactical speed despite drawing wide.
Favourite Gotta Kiss has drawn perfectly in barrier six where Stephanie Thornton can land in a beautiful spot midfield. Starosa is likely to push forward and sit handy while second favourite Palladas will land near last after drawing barrier 15.
Magic Millions Vo Rogue Best Bet - Gotta Kiss
Trained on track at Eagle Farm, Gotta Kiss boasts two wins and two seconds from four attempts at the track, with both losses coming at the hands of Rothfire, including the JJ Atkins in June.
A winner of three from ten starts including five minor placings, Gotta Kiss was one of the best juvenile sprinters in Queensland, finishing third beaten half-a-length behind September Run at Doomben before charging home from last to finish second in the JJ Atkins behind Rothfire.
Producing two magnificent runs so far this preparation, the three-year-old filly out of the Steven O’Dea and Mathew Hoysted yard was forced to lug 60kg first-up, giving her opposition six-kilograms, while her second-up run was outstanding, charging home from last to finish second behind Isotope.
Drawn perfectly to land midfield from barrier six, Stephanie Thornton boasts a terrific relationship with the horse and will be extremely hard to beat.
Magic Millions Vo Rogue Next Best - Thunder Mania
Forgive Thunder Mania’s last run behind Isotope when forced wide without cover, if the colt by Snitzel can land in a good position from barrier nine, is over the odds and a strong chance to cause an upset.
Following an outstanding return at Doomben when charging home from last at Eagle Farm, the John Symons and Sheila Laxon trained colt was cast wide at Doomben in the Listed Gold Edition, holding on bravely to only be beaten four-lengths by Isotope and Away Game.
Last preparation he was fantastic winning two consecutive races at the Sunshine Coast including Dzsenifer before running fantastically in the JJ Atkins, finishing sixth alongside The Drinks Cart, Wisdom Of Water and Wild Ruler.
Drawn to land midfield with cover, Ron Stewart stays aboard Thunder Mania and set to thrive stepping out over 1400m, is a massive chance of causing an upset.
Gotta Kiss has produced two fantastic runs so far this preparation and looks extremely hard to beat on her home track from a good draw as one of the best bets of the day.
Thunder Mania stuck on bravely last start and proves some value in the race.
Best Bet: Gotta Kiss @300.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units