The James Cummings trained Exhilarates is the new favourite for the 2019 $2m The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday after the barrier draw.

Unite And Conquer, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the 2019 Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

Unite And Conquer, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the 2019 Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Surfers Paradise Beachfront was the venue for the all-important barrier draw with Exhilarates taking over as the $5 favourite at after drawing gate nine in the sixteen horse field plus five emergencies.

Two of the five emergencies have drawn inside of Exhilarates and the Godolphin owned filly is likely to jump from barrier seven if there are no scratchings.

Kerrin McEvoy takes the ride again on Exhilarates after steering the Snitzel filly to victory in an 1100m two year old handicap at the Gold Coast last Saturday.

The front running Unite And Conquer was relegated to the second line of betting at $5.50 after drawing barrier eighteen in the original draw but could jump from gate fourteen at start time.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Unite And Conquer is undefeated from two race starts with Adam Hyeronuimus retaining the mount after the pair combined for a win in the  $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1100m) at Wyong on December 21.

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained Dubious has firmed into $6 after drawing barrier seven while Yes Yes Yes from the Darren Weir stable has drifted in the betting from $5.50 to $7.50 after drawing the extreme outside barrier.

Betting for the 2019 Magic Millions 2yo Classic at $5 Exhilarates, $5.50 Unite And Conquer, $6 Dubious, $7 Czarson, $7.50 Yes Yes Yes, $13 Movie Role, Rome, $15 Better Reflection, $17 Hightail, $18 Champagne Boom, $21 Girls Are Ready, $26 The Odyssey, Lubuk, $41 Krameric, $61 Champagne Jet, Sebrakate, $67 Betaima, $81 Oh Five Glory, $101 Alburq, Coursehewill, Gala Miss.

Final field and barrier draw for the 2019 Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1×1 UNITE AND CONQUER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 18 57kg
2 2113 THE ODYSSEY Kelly Schweida James Orman 2 57kg
3 211 YES YES YES Darren Weir Mark Zahra 21 57kg
4 1×1 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Walker 7 57kg
5 11242 SEBRAKATE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 4 57kg
6 131 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 19 57kg
7 11 CZARSON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 15 57kg
8 5221 EXHILARATES James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 9 55kg
9 41214 BETAIMA Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 17 55kg
10 134 CHAMPAGNE BOOM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 3 55kg
11 11 BETTER REFLECTION John Wigginton Nigel Seymour 14 55kg
12 311 GIRLS ARE READY Joe Cleary Ms Jess Taylor 10 55kg
13 11×69 COURSESHEWILL Liam Birchley Matthew McGillivray 1 55kg
14 61 MOVIE ROLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig James McDonald 13 55kg
15 216 OH FIVE GLORY Peter & Will Hulbert Taylor Marshall 6 55kg
16 133 CHAMPAGNE JET Toby Edmonds Tommy Berry 11 55kg
17e 148 GALA MISS Kelly Schweida Mark Du Plessis 16 55kg
18e 3×633 KRAMERIC Chris Waller 5 57kg
19e 4×2 ROME Peter & Paul Snowden 8 57kg
20e 32 ALBURQ Michael Moroney 20 57kg
21e 42 LUBUK Chris Waller 12 57kg

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.