Magical effort at Leopardstown


Magical proved a class above her Competitors with a decisive victory in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

Aidan O’Brien’s filly has invested much of her career to date chasing the Enable at the top level — however she includes three Group One wins on her CV.
The favorite had a dream passage, nearest to the speed set by stablemate Hunting Horn and then generating much too much rate for all those in behind after Ryan Moore dedicated in the right.
From the O’Brien team chased her house, using Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck and Magic Wand moment another venture away in third party — in 12-1 and 20-1 respectively.
Mare Deirdre has been the unlucky horse in the race, trapped for then staying on best to finish and racing space once the pace quickened.
However there was no stopping Magical, that had been a trendy winner since she took good advantage of Enable’s absence for after, in the process making herself quotes of 6-1 out of 14-1 in Paddy Power and Betfair, should she attempt to shoot on John Gosden’s mare again next month’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
O’Brien said:»We’re delighted. She’d a midsummer fracture and her encounter was in York. Permit was run by her to a few spans and we knew she was likely to come a bit that was fantastic forward.
«»She was just prepared to go to York. Obviously Let is if we saw her running the fall after that and that we had been looking forward to this race and a filly.
«We knew she was likely to be in real good shape for today and I couldn’t have been happier with her.
«She’s a lovely filly. We understand she receives a half and the mile and also handles an ease from the ground, she was back on earth today into a quarter and a mile and Ryan gave a beautiful, uncomplicated ride to her.
«She’d actually come ahead from York. She came outside and went like that and quickened the way she did,» Ryan stated she doesn’t do much in front, she’s a really exciting filly.
«This was the second race of her fall campaign program and she’s really something to anticipate.
«The plan was supposed to visit the Arc from here, but typically what happens is we determine how they come from it, talk with the lads and they find out whether they remain on the programme or go a different way.
«It is something great to need to think about.»

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