Magnum Wins First Up at Four
One of the leading three-year-olds in Singapore last season, Magnum (Per Incanto-Sound Lover by Sound Reason) showed his preparation for upcoming black-type races was on target with a winning return at Kranji on Sunday afternoon.
Never out of a dividend bearing placing in his nine career starts, Magnum has now taken his record to four wins, three seconds and two thirds for stake earnings of in excess of $320,000 for owners the Wexford Stable.
Magnum’s latest performance capped another great week for Per Incanto which saw wins domestically to Cantare (Per Incanto-Nannerl by Le Bec Fin) and the LA and Don Gordon bred Hot Tempo (Per Incanto-Danse Sauvage by Montjeu), while Bob of the Head (Per Incanto-Can’t Keeperdown by Keeper) and Satellite Man (Per Incanto-Double Okay by Towkay) were successful in Victoria and Singapore respectively.
Co-incidentally Satellite Man’s win in Singapore on Friday was part of an LA connected treble on races two, three and four. LA happen to now be breeding from the dam of Di Caprio (Pins-Clermont Princess by Towkay), while the third winner Over Easy (Darci Brahma-Southern Cry by Kaapstad) was bred by LA, Don Gordon and Opuatia Farms.
Per Incanto Colt All Class in Flemington Group 2
In a performance befitting the races honours board, Per Incanto colt Saracino (Per Incanto-Bella Daniela by O’Reilly) displayed class and courage to land the set weights (1200m) Group 2 Danehill Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Leading on the famous straight course is never an easy proposition yet the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman trained colt was able to lead-up a strong field of three-year-olds and still produce a winning kick at the 200m.
Previous winners of the Danehill Stakes include Snitzerland, Sepoy, Black Caviar, Fastnet Rock, Falvelon and Rory’s Jester.
Saracino’s Danehill victory is the Per Incanto colt’s second consecutive Group 2 win following a defeat of older horses at WFA in New Zealand in the Lisa Chittick Foxbridge Plate.
Saturday’s win is also extra special for the colt’s owner Lib Petagna and his racing manager Bruce Perry, two of Per Incanto’s greatest supporters.
Domestically there were a couple of outstanding results for the farm and clients on Saturday.
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