Alongside the iconic beach race the barrier draw for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic will be completed this afternoon with 16 runners confirmed for the $2m juvenile race,.
The field is split evenly with 8 fillies and 8 males (7 colts, 1 gelding) competing as well as 5 emergencies hoping to gain a start on Saturday.
Despite being first emergency Chris Waller trained Ranch Hand remains 5th in line of betting at $13 and was hotly tipped to be among favouritism should he get the start.
She’s All Class remains favourite for the race for the Waller team at $4.40 after her impressive win at the Magic Millions Wyong event late last year sprung her to the top of betting.
We got chance to see two of the other fancied runners go toe to toe on the weekend as Finance Tycoon triumphed in the final steps of the race over Shaquero. The Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig trained Tycoon is currently 4th in the line of betting and holds a significant purse to take out the race after a booming finish on Saturday.
Outside of the big stables Stephen Jones has been bullish about the chances of his runner and son of Press Statement Baby Wong.
“He’s probably the best horse I have had or at least he has the makings of the best horse,” Jones said.
“I still think he is going to be a better three-year-old.
“His breeding says as much and the penny hasn’t dropped with him but he’s nice horse and I think he is right in this.”
Baby Wong sits a $15 shot in betting at the moment with his price expected to tighten across the week after a strong showing behind Alpine Eagle last time out.
Outside of the 2yo Classic the 3yo Guineas final field was also confirmed yesterday with Away Game looking for the year on year double having taken out the Magic Millions Classic in 2020.