Glenferrie Magic impressive qualifier

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Glenferrie Magic is likely to be aimed at the Group One $110,000 Caduceus Club Fillies Classic at Auckland on March 18, following an impressive first-up qualifying run at the Addington trials on Tuesday, February 15.

Magic_wins_2YO_trial“She’s paid up for it so we may as well have a go,” said Burnham trainer Mark Jones.

“She has always been alright from day one. There’s going to be a heap of improvement in her.”

Driver Regan Todd trailed with Glenferrie Magic until nearing the final 800m when he let her roll to the front.

Glenferrie Magic picked up the speed over the leaders final 800m in a swift 57.1s, pacing the full mobile 2000m in 2:31.8 (2:02.1 mile rate).

The daughter of P-Forty-Seven, bred by Platinum Breeding, was purchased by major Australian investor Peter Chambers, last August.

Glenferrie Magic is the first foal from Time Flies (In The Pocket-T K Swift), who won a 2YO fillies pace at Addington in 2002 for Malcolm and Ian Shinn, defeating River Valley Belle and Champagne Princess.

She won two-lead up races at Auckland and Cambridge then ran fifth in Lombo La Fe Fe’s 2002 Great Northern Oaks before taking out a Nevele R Fillies Heat at Marlborough in 1:58.4 (mile).

Time Flies was exported to North America and Canada from that point where she did a big job, taking a 1:52 mile mark and winning a further 32 races. She retired with lifetime earnings of $624,230.

Glenferrie Magic is closely-related to former NZ Kingergarten Stakes winner Flak Jacket (1:54, US), Slybye (1:52.4h, US, 23 Australasian wins), El Cabalero (1:54.4, US, 5 NZ wins), Cee Eye Sly (11 Aust wins), Ulitmate Pursuit (1:51.6, US, 6 NZ wins and over $US151,000), Cee Eye Bee (7 NZ wins) and Crafty Kobba (10 wins including a Forbury 4YO Championship).

The Overport Lodge team were also to the fore in the first Addington 2YO fillies trial with the Greg Brodie-owned Courage Under Fire fillies, Holme Fire (from Northern Franco) and Rose Fire (from Zara Rose).

Holme Fire, a sister to open class pacer Pembrook Benny, driven by Scott Stewart, finished best with a marker run from four back to win by half a neck in 2:34.3 (2:04.1 mile rate), the leaders last 800m in 60.4s and final 400m in 29.4s.

The Secret, who trailed, finished second, just ahead of Rose Fire, who peeled wide from three back on the corner and was a close-up third a head away, going 2:34.3.

Gee_wins_maiden_trialJuvenile trotter Beau Brummell again gained some good experience, trailing up and running a sound second to Love You filly Topnotch Jewel in Tuesday’s 2YO mobile trot.

Topnotch Jewel, trained by Jamie Gameson, led and held by 1 1/2 lengths in 2:37.3 for the 2000m, the last 800m in 62s and final 400m in 30.8s.

Gee That’s Courage, an unraced Greg Brodie-owned 3YO Courage Under Fire colt, backed up a strong-finishing second at the Ashburton trials a week ago with a well-timed finish to win a maiden mobile 1950m trial at Addington.

Driven by Scott Stewart, Gee That’s Courage settled back and unwound well wide to run down pacemaking Parfait Bromac by three-quarters of a length.

Gee That’s Courage ran the mobile 2000m in 2:25.7 (2:00.2 mile rate), the leaders running their last 800m in 58.1s and final 400m in 30s.


By Jeff Scott