Longshot Vegas Magic Stays Perfect In Sorrento


Vegas Magic | Benoit

Vegas Magic (Good Magic) made it a perfect three-for-three while providing her freshman sire with his first graded stakes victory in Saturday evening's GII Sorrento S. at Del Mar.

A popular debut winner at Santa Anita June 11, she beat the boys by a nose in the Everett Nevin S. at Pleasanton last time July 9.

Overlooked at 14-1 here, Vegas Magic sat a stalking trip on the inside as heavily favored runaway Los Al debut winner Procrastination (Not This Time) set the pace. Vegas Magic tipped off the rail to set her sights on the pacesetter as they turned for home and kicked on nicely to remain unbeaten.

“This filly is so gutty,” said Leandro Mora, assistant to winning trainer Doug O'Neill. “We were expecting her to give us a good race, she was my choice. Del Mar isn't the perfect place for some horses. It is like Saratoga: you might bring a nice horse to Saratoga and still might not win.”

Pedigree Notes:

Vegas Magic, a $100,000 OBS March breezer (:10 2/5), becomes the first graded winner for her freshman sire Good Magic. Rockport Harbor is now the broodmare sire of four graded winners. Multiple Canadian stakes winner Heidi Maria is also represented by a Kantharos filly of 2021 and a Sharp Azteca filly of this year. She was bred back to Collected. This is the same female family as GSW & GISP Sweet Whiskey (Old Fashioned).

Saturday, Del Mar
SORRENTO S.-GII, $200,500, Del Mar, 8-13, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:11.46, ft.
1–VEGAS MAGIC, 120, f, 2, by Good Magic
                1st Dam: Heidi Maria (MSW, $220,764), by Rockport Harbor
                2nd Dam: Third Street, by Salt Lake
                3rd Dam: Bisque Doll, by Quadrangle
1ST GRADED STAKES WIN. ($130,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP;
$100,000 2yo '22 OBSMAR). O-Omar Aldabbagh, Todd Cady &
Ty Leatherman; B-Machmer Hall (KY); T-Doug F. O'Neill; J-Abel
Cedillo. $120,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $205,200.
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Werk Nick
Rating: A.
2–Procrastination, 120, f, 2, Not This Time–Sky Saver, by
($72,000 Ylg '21 FTKOCT). O-Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners;
B-Ramspring Farm (KY); T-Michael W. McCarthy. $40,000.
3–Dazzlingdominika, 123, f, 2, Ghostzapper–Trappingsofsilver,
($33,000 RNA Wlg '20 KEENOV; $30,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP).
O-Eric M. & Sharon Waller; B-Halcyon Farm, Tim Wickes &
Elizabeth Barr (KY); T-Philip D'Amato. $24,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, 3HF, 2 3/4. Odds: 14.70, 0.70, 13.70.
Also Ran: Satin Doll, Classymademoiselle, Absolutely Zero. Scratched: Infinite Diamond.
Click for the Equibase.com chart, the TJCIS.com PPs or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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