Spywire emphatically put his Magic Millions campaign back on track with a brilliant win in the $150,000 Gold Nugget on the Gold Coast.

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained colt made a one-act affair of the 1100-metre event that was a last-gasp qualifier for next Saturday's $3 million 2YO Classic (1200m).

The son of Trapeze Artist was controversially beaten at his previous start, when run down by Highness in the Wyong 2YO Classic, and Maher was relieved to see him bounce back after a change of plan earlier in the week.

"With the weather earlier in the week the plan was to have a trial and give him a nice gallop into the Magic Millions," Maher said.

"But the way the weather worked out we gave him an easy gallop on the synthetic track and have this race to bring him up to the mark.

"He is a fresh horse so I thought the race seven days out would help him go up to the 1200 (metres) as well.

"With today's run under his belt he'll be spot on."

Spywire now shares the $6 second line with Highness in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic market, which is headed by Gai Waterhouse and Adrain Bott's unbeaten Justify colt Storm Boy ($2.50).

James Mcdonald will partner Spywire next week, but Craig Williams was aboard in the Gold Nugget and the top Melbourne jockey took him to customary leading position and let the $1.45 favourite slide clear early in the straight to open a race-winning lead.