Thursday 15 February 2018

Magical Ride One of Few for Elsworth

Another update about a potentially smart horse. David Elsworth isn't the type of trainer to sing the praises of many horses. In fact, he entered just five two-year-olds at pattern class in 2017. All raced, bar one filly who has been kept under wraps but likely to be seen sooner rather than later this spring. 

Magical Ride is a chestnut daughter of Paco Boy, an Irish-bred filly who raced just four times but winning on her first two starts at two and three respectively before disappointing when made favourite at Listed class then failing to shine on her last career effort. Magical Ride is bred by Highclere Stud. Owner Gordon Li is new to racing but could have a nice filly on his hands. Elsworth had this February foal entered for the Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2). It was the sole entry from Egerton House Stables, Newmarket. 

Other two-year-olds which received group entries in 2017 were:

Cosmopolitan Queen      Form - 7285240
Merlin Magic                    Form - 32519 (raced at pattern class)
Misty Spirit                       Form - 7218034 (raced at patter class)
Enzemble                        Form - 72 

The profile of most of the debutantes suggests they are better for the race and primed to go well second start. Interesting that all finished runner-up on their second start.