It’s time for classy Lind­say Park re­cruit to weave his Magic

The Sportsman Weekend - - International Races - By Ray Hickson

WHETHER ex-Perth sprinter Vega Magic is good enough to win to­mor­row’s Group 1 Good­wood at Mor­phettville re­mains be seen but he’s def­i­nitely had the per­fect build up.

The four-year-old, now with the Lind­say Park team, scored his sec­ond jump out win at Flem­ing­ton last Fri­day and while Vic­to­ri­ans haven’t seen the speed he pos­sesses in the 800m tri­als it’s a deadly weapon when used right.

Vega Magic didn’t beat any stars in his trial but he did it quite well.

Heat 1 (48.95): RUETTIGER led wide out from RED LIB­ERTY and

ONER­OUS with MR IN­DI­VID­UAL on their backs. was nig­gled at to keep go­ing and held about a length on Oner­ous Red Lib­erty. Mr In­di­vid­ual was close up and rid­den well past the line. Oth

ers: Sir Sag­amore, Whis­tle Baby, Good­wood Zo­diac, Un­break­able. Heat 2 (48.03): DANC­ING

FORDIAMONDS (3f, Hawkes) showed speed to lead from VANI

TOSO with VEGA MAGIC on his out­side. BRASSY BELLE set­tled a cou­ple of lengths back. Vega Magic took over late and was pushed past the line beat­ing Danc­ing for di­a­monds and BLITHE BELLE run­ning on out wide. Oth­ers: Go Pub­lic (close up), Itchicoo Park. Heat 3 (49.56): Bunched field with UNION DUES (2f, Hawkes), KEN

TUCKY BREEZE (2g, L Ka­vanagh) and GAUDI (2c, Eller­ton/Zahra) in a line ROYAL SYM­PHONY (2c, McEvoy) get­ting up in­side them. Most tested out a bit and Royal Sym­phony beat Gaudi STAR

CRE­ATION (2f, Corstens) run­ning on in­side them. Oth­ers: Red Devil, Mag­nape­ga­sus, Tar­cisms.

Heat 4 (48.96): MIHANY rolled to the lead from ODELIA with

SCHILLERAINE handy. STRIKE FORCE was in the lead­ing group too. Odelia pushed out a bit more to beat Schilleraine over length with Mihany a bat­tling third.

Oth­ers: Awake In Grinz­ing, Royal Shame, Royal, Cross Our Fin­gers.

Heat 5 (48.73): TASHBEEH led up early and CATCH A WAVE matched him, a cou­ple to OVER­STAY with

SCHOL­ARLY and TUCANCHOO to­gether. Tashbeeh kicked back on the in­side edged away late over Catch A Wave, untested, and Tucanchoo an­other length back.

Oth­ers: Paco Ex­press, Bullish Stock, Trump This.

Heat 6 (48.98): PARET (2c, Waller) and JOSEPHINE SEA (2f, Eller­ton/Zahra) shared the lead clear of LADY LOFT (2f, Moroney) and

BABY BACK SHAK (2c, Hawkes). Paret trav­elled a lit­tle bet­ter than Josephine Sea as they hit the line to­gether. A cou­ple to Lady Loft and PREZADO (2g, Eller­ton/Zahra) run­ning on. Oth­ers: Real Pride, Elite Drake, Back Al­ley Sally.

Heat 7 (48.38): WILD HEART (2g, Hawkes) and SAVATONE shared the lead with WENDOVER (3f, McKin­non) not far off and HETU

KA ZARSHO on the in­side. Most given a de­cent test He­tuka Zarsho just beat Wild Heart with a nice trial from MOVIE in be­hind. Oth­ers: Shinzig/Keisha. Heat 8 (49.36): ALL TOO POW­ER­FUL (2g, O’Brien) found the lead over SA­CRED WALK (2f, Hawkes), EXCELTARA (2g, Eller­ton/Zahra) and SATIN SHEEN Corstens) in a bunched field. MADE IN RUS

SIA (2g, McEvoy) and ALL OF ME (2f, Eller­ton/Zahra) im­proved on the in­side late the lat­ter just won with Sa­cred Walk a close third. Oth­ers: An­daz, Sail­bye.

Heat 9 (48.56): SHAUQUIN was joined by BLACK VANQUISH the lead a cou­ple clear of BAY HAR

MONY, LA VOLT and SOGNANI in line. Shauquin was go­ing by far the bet­ter beat­ing Black Vanquish and Bay Har­mony though only about two lengths over the whole field. Oth­ers: Jam­in­zah, Na­tio. Heat 10 (49.26): SE­POY/OBSID

IAN DRAGON (O’Brien) showed speed over HIGH CHA­PARRAL/ OUR EVA (Corstens), SILENT ROAR (2f, Hawkes) and INDRABEEL were also handy. Most nig­gled but Indrabeel looked most com­fort­able beat­ing Silent Roar and High Cha­parral/Our Eva. Oth­ers: Huang­shan, Re­ward For Ef­fort/ Chamour, Te­ofilo/In­dex Hug­ger.

Heat 11 (48.44): TAHI was left in front from MISS VESPER pulling,

LAKOTA (2g, Hawkes), THOMASINA and P’ARTIE TOWN next in a line. Tahi still trav­elled okay on the line but SERVEUR got up in­side to win with Miss Vesper and Lakota close up. Oth­ers: Elec­tric Auron, Oh My Claudia.

Heat 12 (48.91): RED GUCCI showed a heap of speed to lead clearly from OVER AND ABOVE (2g, Hawkes), SE­POY/RUN JESSE (O’Brien) and IMPOSSIBLY (2f, Eller­ton/Zahra). Red Gucci’s lead was cut to about a length on the line from Over And Above with

AM­SCHEL (2c, Hayes/Dabernig) run­ning on into third. Other: Arun­del Star. Heat 13 (48.36): MISS ADE

QUATE and UN­RE­SOLVED shared the lead in a group from BLAZ­ERS (3f, Hayes/Dabernig) and SPEAR

HEAD wider out. Spear­head was rid­den out and scored by half a length over Miss Ad­e­quate and

PA­PER CHASER on the in­side in third. Other: Cy­clone Choux.

NO vision of Tues­day’s Caulfield jump outs due to fog.

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