Magnum showed why he was considered to be one of the leading three-year-olds this year when he walked over his rivals in the $75,000 Health & Happiness Stakes Graduation race over 1200m on Tuesday.
Resuming since his last run back in October when he registered the second of his two wins from four starts, the son of Per Incanto never looked in doubt from the moment he took the lead at the 800m.
After the jump, jockey Corey Brown kept looking across for anyone else to take up the initiative, but when nobody seemed keen, he happily assumed the role and it was all over bar the shouting from there on in.
Mr Nevermind (Oscar Chavez) boldly tried to challenge Magnum, who was donning blinkers for the first time, upon cornering but it soon proved a futile attempt the moment the $8 hotpot was set alight. Extending his strides, though still looking like he was not out of second gear, the Michael Freedman-trained galloper instantly put a big space on the rest to go and score a most emphatic win by just under four lengths from Mr Nevermind.
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Pins Colt Caps Another Great Classic Sale for LA
Once again buyers have endorsed LA's decision to send a small but select offering to the Inglis Classic Sale with the sale of the Pins half brother to last years Sale topping Per Incanto colt, selling on the final day for $260,000 to Carmel Size for Hong Kong interests.
The Pins colt was bred by LA and Stephen Mercer.
At the same sale where he launched himself so memorably two years ago, Per Incanto had another strong sale finishing 4th on the sales average with $108,333 behind Pins $150,000, Written Tycoon $132,000, Smart Missile $110,000.
On the strength of the promise shown by two unraced Per Incanto two-year-olds that he bought at the corresponding sale last year, young New South Wales trainer Kurt Goldman returned and bought another two yearlings by the son of Street Cry, including the colt from Generous mare Ornate for $185,000.
Of course the jewel in this whole exercise has been Catriona and Royston Murphy's Sledmere Stud. None of this could have been possible without you and your dedicated team. Thank you guys.
Per Incanto Treble at Hastings
Impressive first starter Glorious Beijing (Per Incanto-Summer Nymph by Danske) was the highlight of a treble for Per Incanto at Hastings on Wednesday.
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