There was drama in the Magic Millions 3 year old Guineas on Saturday as favourite for the race Isotope lost jockey Ryan Maloney on the home turn. Leaving the track Maloney revealed to trainer Tony Gollan how he thought the race would have gone.

Gollan had already won a pair of million dollar races earlier in the day and entered Isotope into the 3yo Guineas being backed into a $2.10 favourite before the jump. 

Coming round the home turn Isotope was looking for the inside run past second favourite and last years 2yo winner Away Game but on moving for position managed to get across heels and stumble. Tripping badly Maloney was thrown from the saddle but fortunately neither horse or jockey were harmed. 

Leaving the track for precautionary checks Maloney told Gollan he felt he would have run the race given the way he was travelling and how the space was opening up in front. 

The race was eventually won by Peter and Paul Snowden trained Aim who was favourite for the 2yo Classic in the previous year. 

Paul Snowden revealed after the race that Aim nearly didn’t make it to the track after a deal to sell him to Hong Kong was in place but the sale fell through. 

“He is back as a gelding this preparation … he was sold but the money didn’t come through so we just play on,” Snowden said.

“Look what we’ve got today, thank you very much for not buying the horse.

“This horse probably lost his way a wee bit but we kept running into wet tracks and he just doesn’t let down on them.”

At $41 before the jump it was definitely a surprise to see Aim bounce back after not showing much in recent races. 

Earlier in the day the 2yo Classic was won by Chris Waller trained Shaquero who leapt out of the ground to get home at $11.

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