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Fantastic Magical wins again

28th April 2024

What a fantastic sight to see Magical Spirit winning easily on his first run of the year at Doncaster last night.

Magical, an eight-year-old bargain breeze-up buy, arrived in May 2018 and has been a fantastic horse for his horse racing syndicate ever since, winning races in all but one of his campaigns and taking his owners to some great tracks along the way.

His latest win – the eighth of his career - was achieved in striking style and took his earnings through the £100,000 barrier, not bad a for a horse who cost just €20,000 from the breeze-up sales!

As you might imagine, as our longest serving horse, Magical is a very popular member of the team with everyone at Hambleton Lodge.

The way Kevin has managed this horse has been a fine advert for his training skills and the care and attention his excellent team show with looking after all the horses at home.

As Magical started jig jogging and pulling to be let go once Tom had been jocked up in the paddock, it was clear to see how enthusiastic he was to get on with his job last night.

Tom had intended to be a little closer to the pace, but such was Magical’s exuberance once the stalls opened, he decided to ride a more patient race as the pair attempted to win the Class 3 handicap for the second year running.

Once settled Magical caught the eye travelling ominously well and once Tom delivered his challenge there was only going to be one result as our sprightly eight-year-old pulled clear of his 15 rivals to win in great style.

This horse has given his syndicate some fabulous moments over the years, and after such a sparkling start to the campaign looks set for another good year of sport.

We can’t wait to see him out and in action again!

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