Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2017: Waller star From Within confirmed in field

ONE-time Magic Millions Classic favourite From Within is set to go up against new market leader Houtzen in the $2 million race at the Gold Coast.

Capacity fields of 16 plus five emergencies have been confirmed for Saturday’s 2YO Classic (1200m) and the 3YO Guineas (1400m) with barrier draws for both races to be held on Tuesday.

Houtzen is the $3.20 favourite for the Classic after a dominant win at the Gold Coast on Saturday while From Within ($4.20) or stablemate Madame Moustache ($51) could give trainer Chris Waller a rare win in a two-year-old feature race.

Lindsay Park will be represented by $8 chance Madeenaty in the rich sales-restricted two-year-old race and fellow stakes winner Invincible Star ($6.50) is set to carry the hopes of trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

“In an amazing market, we have seen four different favourites in the past fortnight with Houtzen firming to the top of the market after her impressive win, while the barrier draw will obviously play a factor,” TAB’s Nick Quinn said.

Since final field was announced this afternoon, second emergency Invader has firmed from $151 into $26.

Unbeaten Bjorn Baker-trained colt Winning Rupert is topweight in the $2 million Guineas and odds-on favourite ($1.65) on the back of three blistering wins during his preparation.


From Within, ridden by Glynn Schofield, crushes her rivals last start in Sydney.


$2 million (1200m)

Apprentices cannot claim


1 OURS TO KEEP Chris Munce Damian Browne () 57kg

2 GOODFELLA Bjorn Baker Brenton Avdulla () 57kg

3 BRING IT HOME POP Darryl Hansen Luke Tarrant () 57kg

4 CHAUFFEUR Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr () 57kg

5 FALCONIC Gary Portelli Koby Jennings () 57kg

6 SAXTON ROCK Matthew Dunn Robbie Fradd () 57kg

7 ARRESTAR Matthew Dunn Damian Lane () 57kg

8 MADEENATY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra () 55kg

9 CHAMP ELECT Chris Munce Kerrin McEvoy () 55kg

10 INVINCIBLE STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark () 55kg

11 HOUTZEN Toby Edmonds () 55kg

12 MADAME MOUSTACHE Chris Waller Blake Shinn () 55kg

13 FROM WITHIN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman () 55kg

14 REAL PRINCESS Liam Birchley Tye Angland () 55kg

15 COLOSIMO Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley () 55kg

16 CELLARGIRL Kelly Schweida James Orman () 55kg

17e TIARA STAR Toby Edmonds () 55kg

18e INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden () 57kg

19e IMAGINALTHEPEOPLE Ben Currie () 57kg

20e ZUKAZ Stuart Kendrick () 57kg

21e WAPO Scott Morrisey () 57kg


Winning Rupert scores a dominate win in the Gold Edition Plate at Doomben last month. Picture: Grant Peters, Trackside Photography


$2 million (1400m)

Apprentices cannot claim


1 WINNING RUPERT Bjorn Baker Jeff Lloyd () 58kg

2 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark () 57kg

3 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Damian Browne () 56.5kg

4 NICCOLANCE Peter & Paul Snowden () 56kg

5 DAM READY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra () 56kg

6 ARBEITSAM Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr () 56kg

7 MR MARKOU Ben Currie () 56kg

8 FLYING JESS John Moloney Tye Angland () 55kg

9 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla () 54.5kg

10 CANDIKA Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley () 54kg

11 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Kerrin McEvoy () 54kg

12 RIVER RACER Les Ross Robbie Fradd () 54kg

13 RARE OCCURRENCE Stuart Kendrick () 54kg

14 TIYATROLANI Tony Gollan Jim Byrne () 54kg

15 HEART SKIPT A BEAT Liam Birchley Glen Colless () 54kg

16 MISS WONDERLAND Ciaron Maher Craig Williams () 54kg

17e PIPELINE Gerald Ryan Damian Lane () 56kg

18e BILLY THE KID John & Chris Meagher Luke Dittman () 56kg

19e ALTER CALL Mick Price Dwayne Dunn () 54kg

20e VOLPINO Les Kelly () 56kg

21e SPENDING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden () 56kg


Story courtesy  Brisbane Courier Mail/Superacing


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