The Gai Waterhouse trained Sweet Idea is looking for Magic Millions revenge as she steps up to the 1400m for the first time when she takes on a full field in the 2014 $1m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Sweet Idea was beaten a head by Real Surreal in last year’s $2m Jeep Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) and heads a field of sixteen plus five emergencies after final declarations were taken today for the three year olds with the barrier draw to be held at Surfers Paradise on Tuesday.
Sweet Idea, with James McDonald to ride again, will clash again with the Peter Moody trained Weinholt who ran the Waterhouse filly to within half a length when the pair quinellaed the $100,000 Wyong Magic Millions 3yo Stakes (1200m) at Wyong on December 19.
Under the set weights and penalties, Charlie Boy with Michael Rodd to ride, will have to carry the top weight of 58kg while the in-form Into The Red with Chris Munce aboard is the second top weigh with 57.5kg.
Charlie Boy will be tackling the 1400m first up but trainer Gerald Ryan has given the three year old colt a good grounding with two solid barrier trials, a win over 900m at Rosehill on December 24 and a third over 1050m at Randwick on January 3.
While the Kelso Wood trained Into The Red is a Doomben winner two starts back in the Listed $100,000 Trade Coast Legal Gold Edition Plate (1200m) at Doomben on December 14 followed by a second to Flight King over 1200m at the Gold Coast last Saturday.
Enquare will be trying to give trainer Jason McLachlan back to back wins in the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas after Saluter stormed home to take out the feature race last year.
The Stratum filly is racing in outstanding form with wins from her last four starts, including a last start win over Gundy Spirit and Missy Longstocking in the Group 3 $150,000 Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) at Doomben on December 28.
The Waterhouse stable is looking for its third win in the 3yo Guineas after collecting the trophy in 2002 with Ha Ha and with Biaggio in 2003 and will also saddle up the Northern Meteor filly Northern Glory who will be ridden by Tommy Berry.
$1 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Field: 1 Charlie Boy, 2 Into The Red, 3 Gracious Prospect, 4 Wouldn’t It Be Nice, 5 Weinholt, 6 Architect, 7 Salute To Jude, 8 Dalton, 9 The Bowler, 10 Sweet Idea, 11 Missy Longstocking, 12 Enquare, 13 Bring A Ring, 14 Northern Glory, 15 Splendora, 16 Tinto. Emergencies: 17 Estonian Princess, 18 Shiraz Attack, 19 Gundy Spirit, 20 Nude Secrets, 21 Outback Lightning.