Magical effort at Leopardstown


Magical Established a class above her rivals with a victory from the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

Aidan O’Brien’s filly has spent much of her career to date pursuing the Permit at the best level — however her CV, she now has three Group One wins after this two-and-a-quarter-length victory.
The 11-10 favorite had a dream passage, nearest to the speed and generating far too much rate for those in behind Ryan Moore.
Two more from the O’Brien team chased her house, using Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck and Magic Wand moment another venture off in third — at 20-1 and 12-1 respectively.
Japanese mare Deirdre was the horse in the race, then trapped for racing space once the pace quickened and staying best to finish fourth.
However there wasn’t any stopping Magical, that was a trendy winner because she took advantage of Enable’s absence for once, in the process earning herself estimates of 6-1 out of 14-1 out of Paddy Power and Betfair, should she attempt to take on John Gosden’s mare again at next month Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
O’Brien said:»We were delighted. She had a midsummer fracture and also her very first encounter was at York. Permit was run by her to a few spans and then we knew she was going to come ahead a bit that was good.
«»She was just ready to visit York. Let is a filly and if we saw her running that we had been excited about this race and also the autumn after that.
«We knew she was going to be in real good shape for now and I could not have been more happy with her.
«She is a lovely filly. We know she handles an ease from the floor and receives the mile and a half, she was right back on floor today into a quarter and a mile and Ryan gave her a beautiful, uncomplicated ride.
«She had really come ahead from York. Quickened the way she did and travelled like this, Ryan said she doesn’t do much in front and she came out, she’s a very exciting filly.
«This was the next race of her autumn effort program and she’s really something to anticipate.
«The plan was to visit the Arc from here, but generally what happens is we determine how they come from it, speak about the lads and they find out if they stay on the programme or go a different way.
«It’s something good to need to consider.»

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