Dubai Target For Magic Wand


Magic Wand | Racing Post

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the winner of last year’s G2 Ribblesdale S. at Royal Ascot, has either the G1 Dubai Turf or G1 Dubai Sheema Classic as possible targets on Meydan’s Dubai World Cup card on Mar. 30.

The 4-year-old filly, who was second in the G1 Prix Vermeille and G1 Prix de l’Opera last fall, has been on the go since finishing fourth behind Sistercharlie (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}) in the GI Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf in November, and she was second over soft going in Gulfstream Park’s $7-million GI Pegasus World Cup Turf on Jan. 26.

The bay, who had topped the Arqana August yearling sale in 2016 at €1.4-million, partook in a pre-racing work at Dundalk on Friday evening, after which O’Brien said, “Magic Wand did a bit of work with a lead horse and we are thinking of going to Dubai with her. She will either go over nine furlongs [Turf] or a mile and a half [Sheema Classic].”

She could be joined on the trip by three-time winner and group-placed colt Lost Treasure (Ire) (War Front), who would target the G1 Al Quoz Sprint if invited.

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