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Gr1 Bridesmaid Tag Again for Magic Wand
Last year's Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes (see below) heroine Magic Wand (Galileo-Prudenzia, by Dansili) has added to her growing tally of 7 Gr1 runner-up finishes – this time in the US. The well travelled 5YO mare finished second behind Zulu Alpha (Street Cry) over the weekend in Florida's Gr1 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (9.5 furlongs), emulating the start to her 4YO career which included Gr1 runners-up in the Pretty Polly Stakes, Arlington Million, Irish Champion Stakes and Hong Kong Cup after seconds at three in the Gr1 Prix Vermeille and Gr1 Prix de l'Opera. The Cox Plate fourth-placed Magic Wand was ridden by globe-trotting Ryan Moore who will now head to South Africa to ride Rainbow Bridge in Cape Town's Gr1 Sun-Met.