It’s Magic for O’Brien


By Andrew Atkinson

Ballydoyle maestro Aidan O’Brien declared Magical ‘incredible’ after – winning the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot – selected by – with Addeybb finishing second, noted by

“She is just incredible, but she is classy as well. She is the most unbelievable mare I’ve seen. What can you say about her?,” beamed O’Brien.

“She is the ultimate racehorse, that is what she is. She is incredible. It looks like she is still progressing, which is amazing.

“We would love to keep her in training,” said O’Brien, who could enter the Breeders’ Cup, after pocketing the winning £720,000 prize.

“Hats off to Magical. She’s better than him (Addeybb).  The horse is tough and hardy and there’s plenty more to come,” said a sporting  William Haggas, trainer of Addeybb.

Magical’s jockey Donnacha O’Brien said: “Magical is a really, really good mate. You won’t find a better one.”

The Forecast dividend returned £65 to a £1 stake.

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