Magic on the track
Friday, 1st April, 2016
By Patrick Reincke
Wednesday night’s Harness Racing meet in Mildura saw a locally-owned horse record its seventh straight win.
Part owned by Kerry and Anthony Adams, the three-year-old bay gelding, Mister Magic Man, stormed home in the first heat of the Mildura Cup Carnival Pace to win by 3.7 metres ahead of Bella Cullen and Yes It Was.
The gelding, which has now won seven of its eight starts, is a brother to another Adams-owned pacer, Im The Mighty Judd.
Mr Adams also bred the horse and said it’s a great performer and one of best they’ve had.
“He’s won seven straight, which is a great achievement,” he said.
“He won three here in town and handled the little track really well going around it.
“We then took him down to Ouyen where he looked pretty impressive and now he’s in Mildura.
“Jason McGinty is looking after him and he’s doing a great job.
With Parabadoo Magic as his Dame, a horse Adams trained to 12 wins from 26 starts, Mister Magic Man has clearly picked up his mother’s winning feeling.
On the track, Adams said that his in-form horse has great versatility.
“He’s showing a lot of potential, he really is,” he said.
“We’ve led with him, sat in the death, gone around the field early and then ran home.
“To have that full deck of being very versatile in the way he races, I guess that’s probably the biggest attribute he’s got because on Wednesday night, he proved he can go around the field, sit in the death and then run away for the win, all in two minutes!
“He’s the real deal, that’s the best way I can say it.”
Mister Magic Man will race in Tuesday night’s DNR Logistics Pace Final in Mildura before preparing for the three-year-old Guineas on Saturday night.
Mr Adams said that he was confident Mister Magic Man can keep the streak going.
“I’m proud of him actually,” he said. “When you breed them, it’s the full picture; you’ve had them as a baby all the way through. It means a lot.
“He’s definitely got a magic touch about him, so here’s hoping he can keep the wins coming.”