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Hereford: Race report

Horse – Myfanwy’s Magic

Trainer – Martin Keighley

Jockey – Sean Bowen

Date – 25/02/24

Result – 2/11


(Class 5) (Hurdle turf Novice) (2m 5 1/2 f) Soft

A sense of excitement as we headed to Hereford, for close to Magic’s ideal trip with Sean Bowen on board. The field set off at an unexpectedly fast rate considering the ground and distance, which left Magic outpaced on the first circuit, with his jumping not as fluent as usual. At about a mile out, Magic started to rally, picking off a number of horses in front from the back of the pack when he was looking well beat. Coming round the final bend, still in fifth and a way behind the leaders, he took the second from last well, overtaking two more to run on well to come second to Bertie B, by only 4 lengths. 

Magic took us on a journey from despondency and head scratching, to utter elation as he showed us once again how he gives everything up to the line. We were so proud and pleased to have such a genuine horse who always gives his best, even when things don’t quite go to plan!

He came out of his last race at Southwell really well, so we hope for another run where he may reward us with a win if we can find the right race for him and before he goes on his spring break.