I’m In Charge landed a confident gamble winning the High Autonomy Hcp (1200m) at Sha Tin on Wednesday.
The Magnus sprinter firmed from $11 into $5.60 and was always travelling like a winner one-out and one-back under Matthew Chadwick. Despite losing his off-fore plate at the 400m and near-front plate at the 250m, he made the graduation to Class 1 with a convincing one-length victory over Smart Volatility (Danewin) and Lucky Double Eight (Stratum).
Trainer Caspar Fownes believes I’m In Charge has flown under the radar to a large extent even though he’s won 4 times in 7 starts this season. “Early on he beat Teofilo Calva whose quite a progressive galloper. He isn’t done yet and can end up a 115-rater before he’s caught by the handicapper.”
I’m In Charge (5g Magnus – Obbligato by Redoute’s Choice) was bred by Dorrington Park’s Rob Crabtree and went through the Eliza Park International draft for $65,000 at the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
He won a Geelong maiden by three lengths on debut before Price Bloodstock exported him to Hong Kong in October 2013. He has more than paid his way for owner Henri Lui Cheuk Hang earning HK$4.39 million (AUD 742,705).
His dam Obbligato is in foal to Magnus on an October cover last year. The mare is an unraced daughter of G3 STC Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Postage Due (Luskin Star).
Magnus will stand for a $17,600 (inc gst) fee at Eliza Park International this year. He is currently running fourth on the Victorian sires’ premiership behind EPI champion Bel Esprit with 87 winners of 148 races and over $4.42 million in prizemoney.