‘Magic’ trials well for Sunday

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Promising juvenile filly Glenferrie Magic was sharp over the closing stages to win at the Motukarara trials on Tuesday, March 1.

The daughter of P-Forty-Seven and Time Flies pleased Overport Lodge trainer Mark Jones with her strong finish to beat Star Of Isis.

She ran the mobile 2200m in a leisurely 2:54.2 (2:07.4 mile rate), but the leaders picked up the pace over their final 400m in 28.7s.

Glenferrie Magic has drawn the ace in Sunday’s $25,000 “American Ideal” Stakes, a Group Three two-year-old filllies feature, formerly known as the NZ Leonard Memorial and latterly the Tall Tree Stud Sweetheart Stakes.

G_Magic“She’s got a bit of everything and got a bit of bottom,” Mark said.

“On her work she as good as my other ones but she’s got much more class.”

Mark had planned to race her in this month’s $110,000 Caduceus Classic at Auckland on March 18, but those plans had hit a snag.

“I think she’s the only one of mine not paid up. I’m not worried because there’s a Sires Stakes Heat down here (Addington) on the 18th.

“She can go there then a $25,000 fillies race down south on March 26, then she can go up to Auckland for the one race, the $170,000 Sires Stakes on May 6.

Mark says he believed both himself, and owner Peter Chambers, had paid up for the Caduceus, but she isn’t on the list. Because fillies have to be nominated as weanlings, this may not have been done by her previous owner.

“It doesn’t worry us too much. Its only one race,” Mark said.

Stablemate Rose Fire finished fifth in Tuesday’s trial. She had been made the second emergency for Sunday’s race.


By Jeff Scott