Magic Wand Entered For Hong Kong Gold Cup


Magic Wand | Bronwen Healy

Ballydoyle’s globetrotting filly Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and stablemate Mount Everest (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) have been given entries in the G1 Hong Kong Gold Cup going 2000 metres at Sha Tin on Feb. 16. They are two of just three international entries, with Sacred Capital (NZ) (O’Reilly {NZ}) from Macau also engaged.

Magic Wand, who at last got her Group 1 in the Mackinnon S. in Australia in November, was a short-head second in the G1 Hong Kong Cup in December over the Gold Cup course and distance, and she was last seen finishing second in the GI Pegasus World Cup Turf last weekend. The 4-year-old Mount Everest, who was last seen finishing last of 14 in the G1 Hong Kong Vase, is owned by the Coolmore partners in partnership with breeder the Niarchos family.

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