Bill Elson’s versatile chaser Cyndie’s Magic will look to take home another piece of silverware after a stellar Winter Carnival in Thursday night’s President’s Cup (710m) at Albion Park.
The daughter of Magic Sprite and Regal Silver collected a third Group 1 placing of her career last week, when a fast finishing third behind superstar Zambora Brockie in the final of the Garrard’s Winter Cup (520m). This week, she returns to the distance journey, where she won four races over the Carnival including the Winter Chase and placed second in the Group 1 Gold Cup and third in the Superstayers Invitational. She has drawn the outside of the field, box eight for the $7,175-to-the-winner event.
Her main opposition will come from last start Ipswich Grand Prix winner Mullaway (box two). Joanne Price’s veteran chaser wound back the clock to demolish a quality field which included Group 1 winner Luna Jinx and Gold Cup fourth Obi Kenobi, the latter of whom reopposes on Thursday night from box six.
Elson also has Abby’s Magic (box one) in the event, and she will be looking to continue her strong recent form and like her litter sister is returning to the 710m after a strong 520m showing last week where she clocked 29.96 leading all of the way.
Michael Brauer’s veteran Golfing Amy (box three), Peter Ruetschi’s Got A Brother (box seven) and newcomer to the distance journey, Steve Scott’s Bogie Bekim (box four), round out the field.
The powerful Elson kennel will be hoping to make it a double when his ever-consistent chaser Fabulous Bill returns from a brief spell in the best eight event, race seven.
Also on the program, Tony Apap’s Issy Cool will shoot for four victories on the spin when he lines up in race four, the fourth and fifth grade event over 600m.
The son of Fear Zafonic and former Albion Park star Isadel has been a revelation at the middle distance journey, winning all three of his attempts with a best time of 35.08.
The first of ten events on the President’s Cup program kicks off at 6:42pm.