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Vega Magic Wins Listed Regal Roller Stakes

Monday, 21st August 2017

J: D Oliver
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 60.5 kgs
S: Lope De Vega
D: Admirable
J: Damian Lane
T: D K Weir
W: 54 kgs
S: Tosen Phantom
D: Tosen Smash
J: Regan Bayliss
T: Lee & Anthony Freedman
W: 54.5 kgs
S: Lope De Vega
D: Fast Fleet
J: D Dunn
T: R W Smerdon
W: 54 kgs
S: Testa Rossa
D: Classic Status

At Caulfield in Melbourne, French 2000 Guineas & French Derby-winning shuttler Lope De Vega (Shamardal-Lady Vettori, by Vettori) celebrated a stakes success when 5YO gelding Vega Magic (Lope de Vega-Admirable, by Magic Albert) saluted for trainers David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig in the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) by 0.4-length, defeating Japanese bred Brave Smash and Santa Ana Lane. Vega Magic remains unbeaten since leaving his home state of West Australia. Vega Magic, who hails from the family of Golden Slipper winner Century Miss, advanced his record to 11 wins (including the Gr1 Goodwood Stakes, Gr3 Colonel Reeves Stakes & Gr3 AJ Scahill Stakes) and 3 placings from 16 starts for $1,424,550 earnings. There is speculation that the WA star could be tapped for a spot in The Everest following a crack in the Memsie Stakes in two weeks. According to horseracing.com.au, co-trainer David Hayes commented, "He will be freshened up [after the Memsie] and hopefully somebody wants him for The Everest."

Vega Magic

Vega Magic is relishing racing in Victoria (pic: mark Gatt)
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