Magnus no bunny on Easter Saturday

Eliza Park International sire Magnus had a huge Easter Saturday with 6 winners headed by Group 1 aspirants Malaguerra and Miss Promiscuity.

After missing out on a start in last week’s G1 Galaxy at Rosehill, the Lee Freedman trained Malaguerra was sent out a hot favourite for the G3 Star Kingdom Stakes and saluted accordingly after in-form hoop Blake Shinn found a split in the final stages.  A bit of fresh air any earlier and the lightning fast sprinter wins by further than the official margin of one and a quarter lengths.

Malaguerra certainly impressed Freedman who has always had the G1 Stradbroke Hcp in mind.  The Hall Of Fame trainer could give him a final lead-up for a Brisbane trip in the G1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick on April 16.

Miss Promiscuity is likely to head to Adelaide for the G1 Robert Sangster after another gutsy performance to win the Geoff Murphy Hcp (1100m) at Caulfield.

A homebred for Rob Crabtree, who also bred and raced Magnus to victory in the G1 Galaxy, Miss Promiscuity has now won 6 races – 3 at Caulfield – and has the unique distinction of winning with Dwayne Dunn and his son Dylan aboard!

And there was certainly a lot to like about the victory of Miss Wynette earlier at Caulfield in the Bert Bryant Hcp (2000m).  Sent to the lead a fair way from home by apprentice Brandon Stockdale, she fought off several late closers to score by a short head.

Eliza Park International graduate Thames Court continued her rise up the ranks in the G3 Alexandra Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Thursday evening.  She was a $275,000 graduate of the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale and runs for a large group of owners headed by her trainer David Brideoake.

A proven source of winners as a vendor, EPI will sell five yearlings at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale next week.