Bjorn Baker ends Millions day on a high

Redouble completed a memorable day for Bjorn Baker when he landed some big bets to win the Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast.

REDOUBLE winning the Woodford Magic Millions Cup.
REDOUBLE winning the Woodford Magic Millions Cup. Picture: Steve Hart

Bjorn Baker  ended Magic Millions day on a high after Redouble  ripped a fortune from bookies at the Gold Coast.

At one stage in betting, Redouble's price plunged from $8.50 into $3.80 before drifting late to $6 as support arrived for other runners.

Baker charged through the enclosure knocking over his fellow part-owners like tenpins as they began to celebrate in style after winning the Magic Millions Cup.

"I've spent a lot of money at the sales and my wife owns a share of Redouble so I don't have to sell the house now," Baker said.

"What a fantastic country this is. Absolute fantastic."

Redouble earned a trip north after winning at Randwick on December 29.

"I'm just the lucky benefactor of a very, very good horse," Baker said.

Earlier in the day Baker won the Magic Millions Snippets with first-up specialist Egyptian Symbol .

Redouble was bought for $200,000 as a yearling at the Gold Coast and has now earned his connections $953,500.

Jockey Craig Williams  angled Redouble into the clear in the straight and held off Sambro  ($8.50) to win by a length with Shogun Sun  ($17) a short neck away third.


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