Outback Barbie back to her best in MM QTIS

Outback Barbie finally gained her moment to shine when she won the Magic Millions QTIS Open, completing a successful day for trainer Tony Gollan

OUTBACK BARBIE winning the $1m Racing Qld Magic Millions Qtis Open.
OUTBACK BARBIE winning the $1m Racing Qld Magic Millions Qtis Open. Picture: Steve Hart

The Tony Gollantrained Outback Barbie made it third time lucky at a Magic Millions carnival when she won the $1million QTIS Plate.

Outback Barbie ($5.50) has run unlucky thirds in the 2YO Classic and 3YO Guineas at the two previous Millions carnivals.

However, she atoned when she got up by a short neck to defeat River Racer ($14) with a long neck to Ef Troop ($8) in third place.

Gollan made it a race-to-race double after winning the Magic Millions Cup with Vega One.

"I can't remember a horse which deserved a big race win more than her," Gollan said.

"She was unlucky in both the two-year-old and three-year-old races.

"It is amazing she has not won more than four races but she will get her chance again in the winter."

Gollan accepted with Outback Barbie in the fillies and mares race and the QTIS Plate over 1300m.

"I had one look at the fields and took a second to run her in the Plate," he said.

Jockey James Mcdonald also got an extra buzz from the win.

"I rode her when she was third in the Guineas last year and she should have won," he said.