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Local filly Outback Barbie has retained favouritism after drawing an inside gate at the barrier draw for the 2019 $2m Gold Coast Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

James McDonald, above, rides Outback Barbie in the 2019 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at the Gold Coast. Photo by Daniel Costello.

James McDonald, above, rides Outback Barbie in the 2019 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at the Gold Coast. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Outback Barbie drew barrier three in the original draw in the sixteen horse field plus five emergencies but will jump from gate two following the early scratching of Ljungberg who came up with the two marble.

Outback Barbie is coming off an unlucky sixth to Magic Millions 3yo Guineas rival Boomsara in the Group 3 $200,000 Magic Millions Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) at Doomben on December 29 and the Tony Gollan trained filly has held her spot at the top of the market at $2.60.

James McDonald takes over the reins from Jim Byrne who has been aboard the Spirit Of Boom filly for her last four starts.

Byrne has the ride of $101 outsider Paquirri who has drawn awkwardly at barrier twenty in the original draw.

The Chris Munce trained Boomsara is on the second line of betting $4.20 and will have to use all of his natural gate speed to cross the field after drawing barrier eighteen in the original draw.

Damian Browne took Boomsara straight to the front last start for an all the way win in the Vo Rogue Plate and no doubt he will be using similar tactics again in the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas.

On the third line of betting at $10 for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas is the Ciaron Maher trained Star Fall who has also drawn out wide at gate seventeen.

Market order for the 2019 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.60 Outback Barbie, $4.20 Boomsara, $10 Star Fall, $12 Bondi, The Fire Trap, $13 Light Up The Room, , $21 Granny Red Shoes, $26 Zizzis, Barefoot, Malahide, $31 Plumaro, Persuader, Smart Elissim, $51 Unconditional, Doss, $81 Say I Cee You, $101 Paquirri, $151 Magic Fox, Lancaster Bomber, $201 Sugar Sizzle.

Final field and barrier draw for 2019 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 151230×421 BOOMSARA Chris Munce Damian Browne 18 57kg
2 3x81x80984 PAQUIRRI Gary Moore Jim Byrne 20 57kg
3 63172x0x23 BONDI Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 16 56kg
4 1411×305 THE FIRE TRAP Matthew Dunn Hugh Bowman 8 56kg
5 515×11 STAR FALL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 17 56kg
6 5x27x11 LJUNGBERG Ron Quinton Scratched 2 56kg
7 1139533 SMART ELISSIM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 10 56kg
8 53x257x126 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan James McDonald 3 54.5kg
9 1211x80x6L GRANNY RED SHOES Toby Edmonds Brett Prebble 13 54.5kg
10 337×241710 PERSUADER Mick Price Brenton Avdulla 12 54.5kg
11 112×661865 ZIZZIS Patrick Payne Michael Cahill 6 54kg
12 2x87x54199 PLUMARO Kevin Kemp Luke Tarrant 19 54kg
13 13×1133 LIGHT UP THE ROOM Tony Gollan Brad Stewart 9 54kg
14 11×587 MALAHIDE Michael Costa Scott Galloway 4 54kg
15 4353112×01 SUGAR SIZZLE Angela Plumb Jag Guthmann-Chester (a) 21 54kg
16 5252×12131 BAREFOOT Tony Sears Mark Du Plessis 1 54kg
17e 31129×373 UNCONDITIONAL Michael Nolan Jeff Lloyd 14 56kg
18e 4x2344x15 DOSS Barry Lockwood 11 56kg
19e 36×721174 SAY I CEE YOU Liam Birchley 7 56kg
20e 616×143650 MAGIC FOX Kelly Schweida 15 56kg
21e 4x15x419 LANCASTER BOMBER Richard Litt 5 56kg

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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.