Bodyguard looking to justify price tag
The $3m Magic Millions 2yo classic currently has unbeaten colts Bodyguard and Stormy Boy as joint favourites in betting with a host of southern state horses dominating the market.
In the last edition of the race earlier this year Queensland claimed the Magic Millions 2yo title with Tony Gollan claiming the race with Skirt The Law, however the 2024 renewal of the race is set to favour the interstate horses.
A $1.6m purchase, Bodyguard will get a first chance to justify his significant sale price with victory in January in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic.
Stormy Boy is another big price horse at the top of the market with an impressive win at Rosehill on Saturday propelling him to joint favourtism for the $3m Magic Millions 2yo Classic. Stormy Boy represents the Bott and Waterhouse stable who have had strong results in the Magic Millions carnival in recent years.
Prominent owner Ozzie Kheir and trainer Ciaron Maher are looking to reproduce the performance of Coolangatta in 2022 with their runner Spywire. The Maher and Eustace runner currently sits on the second line of betting at $8.
Peter Moody trained Eneeza is rated a $15 chance after her dominant win in the Merson Cooper at Caulfield this Saturday, with the former Queenslander weighing up whether to go to the Magic Millions or Group 1 Blue Diamond back at Caulfield.
Local Rockhampton trainer Clinton Taylor chasing the dream with Astapor, who is currently sitting as a $26 chance, along with Gollan's Barbie's Sister, who is entered to run at Eagle Farm on Saturday.