Magic Wand (QEII Cup), I Can Fly (Champions Mile) and Lost Treasure (Chairman’s Sprint) have today been revealed as Aidan O’Brien’s potential runners at the FWD Champions Day at Sha Tin Racecourse.
The international occasion, which takes place on April 28th, has attracted 111 entries from 14 countries, spread over six continents, for its three lucrative Group 1 contests, and could see the likes of Japanese champion Almond Eye and Hong Kong’s “Master Miler” Beauty Generation battle it out against stars from the yards of O’Brien, Andre Fabre and Charlie Appleby.
Magic Wand is entered in the 2.3 million FWD QEII Cup. Photo Healy Racing.
Ireland’s champion trainer O’Brien has engaged top-class filly Magic Wand, a Royal Ascot winner last term and second in the Group 1 Pegasus World Cup Turf this year, in the £2.3million FWD QEII Cup. She could face last year’s winner Pakistan Star and recent Derby hero Furore in the contest, as well as Harry Dunlop’s Robin Of Navan and Australian Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun.
In the Mile, O’Brien has entered another of his star fillies in the shape of I Can Fly, who was second in last season’s QEII Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot. She will be bidding to dethrone the world’s top-rated miler, Beauty Generation, who will be going for an eight straight success.
Europe are well-represented in the Sprint, with Richard Fahey entering the speedy Sands Of Mali, winner of the Group 1 British Champions Sprint Stakes, last year’s sharp two-year-old filly, Signora Cabello, winner of the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, and Ballydoyle’s Lost Treasure.
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