Magical produces sparkling performance in Mooresbridge Stakes
Magical stamped her class on the Coolmore Highland Reel Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh.
The daughter of Galileo enjoyed a fine three-year-old campaign last season – claiming Group One honours on Champions Day at Ascot before giving dual Arc heroine Enable a run for her money in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.
Coolmore Highland Reel Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes (G2)
2010m , 130.000 EUR , for 4yo+
(4m Galileo – Halfway To Heaven , by Pivotal)
J: Ryan Moore
T:A. P. O'Brien
O: Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tab
2nd Flag Of Honour (Galileo) pic.twitter.com/FTckP2dG0A
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She proved her talent remains very much intact with a facile comeback victory in the Alleged Stakes at Naas last month and was a prohibitively-priced 2-9 favourite to follow up and provide Aidan O’Brien with an 11th triumph in the 10-furlong Group Two feature.
With stablemate Flag Of Honour giving her a lead, Magical travelled strongly in the hands of Ryan Moore before easing her way to the lead over a furlong out.
She never looked in danger of being caught and passed the post a length and a half clear, with Flag Of Honour giving connections a one-two.
Magical, a full-sister to triple Group 1 winner Rhododendron, is also a full sister to Bush Hill Stud’s Flying The Flag (pictured below – image by Candiese Marnewick).
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