It was another memorable Saturday for Sun Stud’s outstanding sire, MAGNUS, courtesy of a running double at Morphettville Racecourse via MAGNA BELLA and KEMALPASA, while MAHAMEDEIS produced a blinder to grab second in the Group 2 John F. Feehan Stakes at Moonee Valley Racing Club.
The Clarken_Racing trained, Magna Bella, was mega impressive with his 4th win from 10 starts (along with 3 placings), racing away to score by nearly 3 lengths over the 1250m at Morphettville.
Such was the authority of the win, Magna Bella is likely to be targeted at the Listed Paris Lane Stakes over 1400m at Flemington Racecourse and Victoria Racing Club on 5 October.
Richard and Chantelle Jolly’s Kemalpasa, meanwhile, notched up a 3rd win from his last 4 starts with a command performance in the Guiness Handicap over 1250m at Morphettville, racing away to score by 2 lengths.
Kemalpasa too appears to have a promising future with his prizemoney currently hovering around the $200,000 mark.
Last but not least was the terrific run by Mahamedeis who fought on gamely for his second in the Group 2. Nick Ryan Racing’s flashy chestnut is the winner of 7 races and $636,240 in stakes with his highlights including a VOBIS Gold 3YO Sires’ victory last year.
One of the most successful VOBIS sires’ ever, MAGNUS’s stakes winners last season included Streets of Avalon, Princess of Queens, Malibu Style, Rio Del Mar, Constant Justice and Volcanic General and, for a stallion with over 40 stakes horses and $40 million in progeny earnings, he represents enormous value at a fee of $16,500 inc. GST (no payment until live foal).
Article courtesy of Sun Stud