Exceed And Excel's Mischief Magic Impresses At Kempton

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Back in the spotlight after administering a 6 1/2-length trouncing to overmatched rivals in a six-furlong novices' heat at Newmarket last month, Godolphin's homebred 2-year-old colt Mischief Magic (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}–Veil Of Silence {Ire}, by Elusive Quality) was in similarly destructive mood in Saturday's G3 Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Sirenia S. at Kempton. He had earlier debuted with a third behind subsequent G2 Richmond S. victor Royal Scotsman (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) over Goodwood's sharp six furlongs in May before breaking through, tackling the same distance, at Newmarket towards the end of July in his penultimate start. The eventual winner was drawn widest of a reduced field of 10 and found a comfortable rhythm in rear, with just one behind, through halfway. Nudged along to close approaching the quarter-mile marker, the 11-5 favourite engaged turbo down the outside and powered by all but one of his rivals in impressive fashion to win, going away, by two lengths from Believing (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) for a career high.

“It was a great ride by Pat [Dobbs] and the horse is going the right way,” commented Charlie Appleby. “The [G1] Middle Park [at Newmarket] will be the next step all being well.” Dobbs added, “He didn't jump brilliantly so I didn't have much option but to drop in. I was always travelling, but when I gave him a squeeze there was plenty of horse left and we got there too soon. He's got a very good turn of foot and we picked them off quickly. He's got a good head on his shoulders, he's relaxed and will get seven furlongs. I'm not sure how far he can go, but he's definitely going in the right direction.”

Magic Mischief is the 10th of 11 foals and one of six scorers out of an unraced half-sister to three stakes performers, headed by G1 Racing Post Trophy hero Ibn Khaldun (Dubai Destination), and to the dam of G2 Park Hill S. victrix and G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares S. second Silk Sari (GB) (Dalakhani {Ire}). He is a full-brother to G3 Prix Eclipse victor Sound And Silence (GB) and a yearling filly. The February-foaled homebred bay's second dam, G1 Fillies' Mile and G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Gossamer (GB) (Sadler's Wells), is one of six black-type performers produced by G1 Prix de la Foret victrix Brocade (GB) (Habitat) and thus a full-sister to G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and GI Breeders' Cup Mile-winning sire Barathea (Ire). Descendants of Brocade also include elite-level performers Free At Last (GB) (Shirley Heights {GB}), Coretta (Ire) (Caerleon), Talmada (Cape Cross {Ire}) and Berlin Berlin (GB) (Dubai Destination).

Saturday, Kempton, Britain
UNIBET 3 UNIBOOSTS A DAY SIRENIA S.-G3, £70,000, Kempton, 9-3, 2yo, 6f (AWT), 1:12.87, st/sl.
1–MISCHIEF MAGIC (IRE), 129, c, 2, by Exceed And Excel (Aus)
1st Dam: Veil of Silence (Ire), by Elusive Quality
2nd Dam: Gossamer (GB), by Sadler's Wells
3rd Dam: Brocade (GB), by Habitat
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. O/B-Godolphin (IRE); T-Charlie Appleby; J-Pat Dobbs. £39,697. Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-1, $71,324. *Full to Sound And Silence (GB), GSW-Fr, MSW & GSP-Eng, SP-US, $244,281. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Believing (Ire), 126, f, 2, Mehmas (Ire)–Misfortunate (Ire), by Kodiac (GB). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (70,000gns Ylg '21 TATOCT; 115,000gns 2yo '22 TATBRE). O-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Jane Addams); B-M Mullen & Cloneymore Farm (IRE); T-George Boughey. £15,050.
3–Malrescia (Ire), 126, f, 2, Acclamation (GB)–Tecla (Ire), by Whipper. 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (€140,000 Wlg '20 GOFNOV). O-Mrs A G Kavanagh; B-Airlie Stud & Mrs S M Rogers (IRE); T-George Boughey. £7,532.
Margins: 2, 1 1/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 2.20, 40.00, 33.00.
Also Ran: Rumstar (GB), Minnetonka (Ire), Rogue Lightning (Ire), Knebworth (GB), New Definition (GB), Flag Flying (GB), Kyeema (GB). Scratched: Jiffy Boy (GB), Miami Girl (Ire). Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

 

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