Magical effort at Leopardstown

Magical proved a class above her rivals with a victory from the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes.

Aidan O’Brien’s filly has spent much of her noble profession thus far pursuing the brilliant Permit at the best level – however following this victory, she has three Group One wins.
The favourite had a fantasy passage, closest to the speed and producing far too much speed for all those in behind once Ryan Moore committed in the right.
Two from the O’Brien team chased her home, using Magic Wand moment and Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck another venture off in third party – at 20-1 and 12-1 respectively.
Mare Deirdre has been the horse in the race, immobilized for then staying best to finish fourth and racing space when the pace quickened.
However there wasn’t any stopping Magical, who had been a fashionable winner since she took advantage of Enable’s absence for once, in the process making herself quotes of 6-1 out of 14-1 from Paddy Power and Betfairand if she attempt to carry on John Gosden’s mare again next month’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
O’Brien explained:”We were thrilled. She’d a midsummer fracture and her encounter was York. Permit was run by her and then we knew she was likely to come a bit forward.
“”She was just ready to go to York. Enable is when we watched her running also the autumn after that and also 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 could not have been more happy with her.
“She is a lovely filly. We understand she receives a half and the mile and also handles an ease in the ground, she was right back on earth that is fast today into a mile and a quarter and Ryan gave a lovely ride to her.
“She had actually come forward from York. She came outside and quickened the way she did and went like that, Ryan said she doesn’t do much before, she is a really exciting filly.
“This was the next race of her fall effort program and she is really something to anticipate.
“The strategy was supposed to go to the Arc from here, but typically what happens is we notice how they come from it, speak about the lads and they determine if they stay about the programme or go another way.
“It’s something great to need to think about.”

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