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Galileo Colt Impresses in the Dee
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14.15 at CHEG3 BetVictor.com Dee S.  [10f 75y (T)]Winner: Magician (Ire), c, 3 by Galileo (Ire)
Friday, Chester, Britain
BETVICTOR.COM DEE S.-G3, £60,000, Chester, 5-10, 3yo, c/g, 10f 75ydsT, 2:12.96, gd/sf.
1--#MAGICIAN (IRE), 124, c, 3, by Galileo (Ire)
1st Dam: Absolutelyfabulous (Ire) (SW & GSP-Ire), by Mozart (Ire)
2nd Dam: Lady Windermere (Ire), by Lake Coniston (Ire)
3rd Dam: Brigid, by Irish River (Fr)
O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B-Absolutelyfabulous Syndicate; T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Ryan Moore; £34,026. Lifetime Record: 5-2-1-0, £44,914. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Contributer (Ire), 124, c, 3, High Chaparral (Ire)--Serisia (Fr), by Exit to Nowhere. (€60,000 yrl ‘11 ARQOCT; 130,000gns 2yo ‘12 TATAPR). O-George Bolton; B-Petra Bloodstock Agency Ltd; T-Ed Dunlop; £12,900.
3--Willie the Whipper (GB), 124, c, 3, Whipper--Anna Simona (Ger), by Slip Anchor (GB). O-Qatar Racing Ltd; B-J S B Anderson; T-Ann Duffield; £6,456.
Margins: 4, 4, NO. Odds: 13-8, 9-4, 25-1.
Also Ran: Glacial Age (Ire), Gabrial’s Kaka (Ire). Scratched: Holy Warrior (Ire).
Click for the Racing Post result or the brisnet.com PPs. VIDEO, courtesy Racing UK.
   Heavily supported into clear favoritism beforehand, Magician struck in similar fashion to stable companion Ruler of the World (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in the G3 Chester Vase 24 hours earlier to add another Derby trial to Ballydoyle’s record. Looking in need of the experience when unplaced and second in maidens at Leopardstown and Dundalk in September, the bay beat the subsequently Group-placed Bunairgead (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) by six lengths, with the talented Alive Alive Oh (GB) (Duke of Marmalade {Ire}) back in third, when stepped up to a mile on heavy ground at The Curragh the following month. Returning to Leopardstown 13 days later for the G3 Killavullan S. back over seven, he was at the tail of a seven-runner field there but was a different proposition on this seasonal bow. Racing in second early charting a wide path, he was taken even further towards the stand’s side after the final turn and soon had total command from the well-regarded Contributer trailing in his wake. "He felt like a very nice horse," jockey Ryan Moore, who had piloted Rosegreen’s winner the day before, commented. "He was relaxed going round there and like the horse yesterday, when asked he really quickened very well. He’s got plenty of pace and is a different type [to Ruler of the World], but they are both good ones." Kevin Buckley, Coolmore’s UK representative, added, "Ryan was equally impressed with both horses, but had a smile on his face when he came in today and got a good feel from him. He was really impressed when he pushed the button and he went through the gears very easily. I think on yesterday’s evidence and on pedigree, there is no doubt that Ruler of the World is destined for mile-and-a-half races, but this horse handled that mile and two very well and he does have a bit of speed in his pedigree." Contributer’s trainer Ed Dunlop told PA Sport, "[Jockey] Graham [Lee] blames himself for getting behind in a slowly-run race. The winner could be very good, but it was an unsatisfactory race. The vibes we got were that today’s winner was better than yesterday’s and I suppose we come away from today not having learnt very much."

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