Isotope, Away Game and Forbidden Love all fared well at the Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas barrier draw

Bookies already believed the Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas was a three-horse race and their belief was fortified at the barrier draw for Saturday’s $2 million race.

The three leading contenders, the only horses in single figures in the betting market, all drew favourably and Isotope remained the solid $2.50 favourite while her two main rivals firmed in betting.


Isotope remains $2.50 favourite for Saturday's #MagicMillions 3YO Guineas at @GCTurfClub following the barrier draw.

Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace’s star filly Away Game, attempting to create history and become the first 2YO Classic winner to win the 3YO Guineas the following year, was arguably the biggest winner after drawing barrier 3.

Away Game took a trim from $3.90 to $3.80 with jockey Glen Boss now able to position her among the leading bunch without spending too many petrol tickets.

Barrier 3 for Away Game!

It was a relief for the Boss and the trainers after two-year-old filly Fake Love had drawn the barrier 20 in the 2YO Classic.

Richard and Michael Freedman would have been just as happy after their filly Forbidden Love drew barrier four and firmed from $5 to $4.80.

However Tony Gollan’s elite filly Isotope remains the solid $2.50 favourite after drawing barrier 7 and she is the one they all have to beat.

The only other Guineas contenders who bookies are giving any hope to are Queenslanders Apache Chase and Gotta Kiss.

Apache Chase took a slight trim from $14 to $13 after coming up with barrier one while Gotta Kiss remained solid at $13 after drawing barrier nine.


1. APACHE CHASE, Desleigh Forster, Taylor Marshall, 57kg, barrier 1

2. OUR PLAYBOY, Mick Price & Michael Kent, Michael Dee, 57kg, barrier 13

3. AWAY GAME, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Glen Boss, 56kg, barrier 3

4. YES BABY YES, Leon & Troy Corstens, Craig Williams, 56kg, barrier 16

5. AMISH BOY, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Hugh Bowman, 56kg, barrier 17

6. SHOOTING FOR GOLD, Steve O’Dea, Ben Thompson, 56kg, barrier 20

7. KAVAK, Chris Munce, Nash Rawiller, 56kg, barrier 6

8. AIM, Peter & Paul Snowden, James McDonald, 56kg, barrier 18

9. SAFEWORK, Scott Morrisey, Mark du Plessis, 56kg, barrier 10

10. MAGIC CONQUEROR, Kelly Schweida, 56kg, barrier 8

11. MISHANI FRAUDSTER, Les Ross, 56kg, barrier 5

12. FORBIDDEN LOVE, Richard & Michael Freedman, Jim Byrne, 54.5kg, barrier 4

13. ISOTOPE, Tony Gollan, Ryan Maloney, 54.5kg, barrier 7

14. SMART ‘N’ SEXY, Toby & Trent Edmonds, Robbie Fradd, 54.5kg, barrier 19

15. GOTTA KISS, Steve O’Dea, Stephanie Thornton, 54kg, barrier 9

16. LADY BANFF, Matt Dunn, Brenton Avdulla, 54kg, barrier 21

17e REDOUTE’S IMAGE, Kris Lees, 54kg, barrier 14

18e. STAROSA, Tony Gollan, 54kg, barrier 11

19e. BOOMNOVA, Chris Munce, 54kg, barrier 15

20e. ELLSBERG, Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou, Nash Rawiller, 56kg, barrier 12

21e. OSCAR ZULU, Chris Waller, 56kg, barrier 2

Originally published asMagic Millions Guineas barrier draw: Three fancies take iron grip

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