MAGNUS REIGNS WITH ANOTHER DOUBLE The toughest thing about the MAGNUS deuce at Sandown Racecourse on Wednesday is deciding which of the winners – King Magnus or Just Folk – was the pick of the pair? We’re going with Josh Julius’s flashy 4YO chestnut, Just Folk, but it’s only a lip between them. Racing in the Thoroughbred Club Handicap over 1500m, Just Folk was forced to race wide without cover, but really knuckled down over the final stages to win convincingly : “this has been a gritty win – he’s a good horse”. Bred by Leo and Maureen Dwyer and out of their Desert Sun mare, Fast Ruby, Josh Julius is also a part owner of Just Folk who has now won 3 from 7. Just Folk is a full brother to Highclass Harry who has won 5 for Josh, including at win at Bendigo last month on Bendigo Cup day. As for King Magnus … well, Robbie Griffiths can certainly find a MAGNUS winner! With Wednesday’s score at Sandown, King Magnus has notched up 3 from 6 (with a 3rd) and won 2 in a row with the Tile Importer Handicap (1300m) scamper. Sitting just off the leaders, King Magnus flew the coop once he saw daylight and he clearly has a promising future. Bred by John Pratt, King Magnus is out of the Carnegie mare, Influential Miss, who also produced the 4-time MAGNUS winner, Influential Girl. As for Robbie, he’s had 21 runners by MAGNUS for 18 winners! MAGNUS stands this season at Sun Stud at a fee of $15,400 – no payment until live foal – and is currently ranked 7th on the national premership by winners. ... See MoreSee Less
Leading Victorian based sire by winners, MAGNUS has notched up winner #50 for the 2020/21 season – placing him 7th overall on the national premiership.
After producing 10 stakes horses last season – Group 1 Futurity winner, Streets of Avalon among them – MAGNUS hasn’t missed a beat since August.
Following on from his metropolitan treble last Monday, MAGNUS has sired 10 winners in 7 days: including the flying chestnut, Kemalpasa, who won his 4th black type victory in Saturday’s Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Sandown. Kemalpasa has now won 11 races and $830,750 in stakes and he is just one of well over 100 MAGNUS runners who have captured in excess of $100k!
In fact, Kemalpasa is looming ever closer to becoming the 8th ‘millionaire’ for MAGNUS, who also has 4 Group 1 winners, 45 stakes horses, 68% winners to runners, and over $47 million in progeny earnings. ... See MoreSee Less