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‘Special’ Singapore juvenile for Magnus

Son of Magnus, 2yo Special King wins at Singapore on Sunday

A son of Sun Stud’s leading sire Magnus provided a highlight at Singapore Turf Club’s meeting on Sunday.

Special King, a two-year-old bought out of the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, lead all the way in the 1100 metre race to win by one and half lengths and add to a flurry of winners for Magnus.

It was the colt’s second start under the guidance of trainer Alwin Tan and places him amongst the better juveniles this season in Singapore.

“When I asked him to go, he still had plenty left in the tank. He’s a nice horse who can keep improving,” said visiting Korean jockey Moon Se Young

The past two weekends and the week between have been lucrative for the progeny of Magnus. Viceroy (at Canterbury), Abohar (Doomben) and Magnus Knight (Balaklava) have all recorded metropolitan wins there have been a steady string of winners elsewhere in Australia from Hobart to Ballarat to Mt Isa and Alice Springs.

Perhaps most notable of those country winners was another Magnus two-year-old, the Allen Browell trained Star Hills at Donald. A homebred of Val and Horrie West, he has been accepted for Sandown this Wednesday.

Also of note in winning was the Pat Hyland trained Gredington. Out of the winners circle for almost two years, he saluted at Ballarat last week for his large and mostly female group of owners.

Having achieved a Group 2 placing in the Spring of 2015, the four year old gelding is rated by his trainer but has been frustrating following a series of setbacks and injuries. He now looks on track for more success.

With these winners, Magnus is now on the verge of 100 individual worldwide winners once again this season. His progeny have reaped earnings of in excess of $5.3 million in Australia this year.

Magnus will stand this season at Sun Stud for a fee of $22,000.

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