Magic Millions Vo Rogue Plate Preview – Doomben 30/12/2017
Race 7 at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday is the $200,000 Group 3 Magic Millions Vo Rogue Plate over 1400m.
Capacity field for Vo Rogue Plate
The Vo Rogue Plate is a lead-up to the Listed $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas early in the New Year and has attracted a capacity field. Ladbrokes have installed the Gregory Hickman-trained Pierata as the firm favourite at 3.0.
He is a Pierro colt out of November Flight and won over 1200m at Doomben on his penultimate start. Pierata was then narrowly beaten by Whypeeo in the Listed Gold Edition Plate over the same distance. He remains at the head of the betting for the Gold Coast Magic Millions Guineas and Corey Brown rides the colt on Saturday. He must overcome a wide draw in barrier thirteen.
Second favourite in the early Vo Rogue Plate betting is Whypeeo who bids to confirm the Gold Edition Plate form. Jeff Lloyd rides the I Am Invincible gelding for Toby Edmonds. He had only a neck to spare last time and it will be interesting to see how to two match up over a further 200m. Whypeeo is drawn in barrier nine at Doomben and is currently trading at 4.20.
Shogun Sun drawn wide in Vo Rogue Plate
Damian Browne partners Shogun Sam for Eagle Farm trainer Kelly Schweida. He is a gelding by Written Tycoon and is badly drawn in barrier fifteen. He was well beaten behind Trapeze Artist in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes in September. Shogun Sam was a good third in the Gold Edition Plate and bids to reverse the form with the first and second.
Paul Butterworth’s Capital Gain has attracted support from 14.0 in to 10.0. The son of Ad Valorem won the Group 1 J.J. Atkins over 1600m at Doomben so will definitely see out the trip. Runner-up Aloisia boosted the form when taking the Group 1 Thousand Guineas. Capital Gain finished only sixth to Pierata last time but was an impressive trial winner.
Bookmakers go 14.0 the field bar those four, including rail runner I Am Impinge. He is a stable companion of Whypeeo and will be ridden by Brad Stewart. Outsider Dinnigan has been almost halved in price from an early 41.0 in to 21.0 for the Vo Rogue Plate. Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott train the maiden daughter of Snitzel and Stephen Baster will ride.
Doomben Betting Tips 30/12/2017
Race 7 – Vo Rogue Plate
Whypeeo @4.8 Ladbrokes
Dinnigan (each-way) @21.0 Ladbrokes