A winning double at Moonee Valley has completed another successful week for Eliza Park International sire Magnus.
Magnus started with a Group 1 win by Magnifisio in Perth’s Winterbottom Stakes and he popped up with Propelled and Magnus Reign on Saturday.
PROPELLED (3f Magnus – Stella Maree by Magic Ring) broke through for her first win in the Advanced Mailing Solutions Hcp (1500m) for owners Barrie and Midge Griffiths. She led throughout to record an impressive four length victory that had co-trainer Mat Ellerton looking towards better races later this season.
“We will give her a break now to target some black-type during an autumn preparation,” he said. “She’s still learning but obviously has got great ability.”
Propelled was bred by Rob Crabtree and the Dorrington Park owner has a 2yo colt and a colt foal born in September by Magnus. Their dam Stella Maree was a Listed winner of the Wiggle Quality in Sydney, Dark Jewel Classic in Scone and Glenlogan Park Stakes in Brisbane.
MAGNUS REIGN (5g Magnus – Vain Hill by Danehill) nailed the second-leg for his sire in the McMahons Dairy Hcp (1200m) at Moonee Valley. He was initially prepared by Rick Hore-Lacy and has been a regular money-spinner winning 7 races with earnings of nearly $320,000.
Now with Darren Weir, he settled midfield before launching a winning sprint in the straight. “He’s had excuses in his first couple of runs for us,” Weir said. “He galloped really well on Tuesday morning and presented here in good order.”
Magnus Reign is a younger half-brother to G1 Toorak Hcp winner Red Dazzler who is carvings out a successful career at Eureka Stud in Queensland.
Eliza Park International stands Magnus for a $16,500 (inc gst) service fee. He is third on the Victorian sires’ premiership (behind Reset & Bel Esprit) with 38 winners and progeny prizemoney of $1.78 million.