A Magical £20,000 Bonus!
WINNER 9 OF 2022: MAGICAL DIAS, trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Sean Levey: The GBB Bonus 'Try Our New Price Boosts at Unibet Fillies' Novice Stakes' at Kempton, over 1m.
Drawn in 9 on the outer, she took a keen hold and quickly moved into the lead. Then, just headed, she remained close up on the outer. At the 2f from home marker, Sean asked her for more and she took to the front again, facing challenges in the final furlong, but she kept on and was always doing enough, winning by a neck.
Watch the full race replay here: https://www.racingtv.com/videos/watch/horse_racing_replays/375011-try-our-new-price-boosts-at-unibet-fillies-novice-stakes-5
Timeform rated it as a p73 performance, saying: "Back up in trip, didn't need to be at best to break her maiden; close up, raced freely, led over 2f out, tackled final 1f, always holding on.”
See the official photo gallery here: https://hoycubedphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/race-3/G0000TDOYjHOX2HQ/C0000iBm0X_YXp2A
Sean said in his Racing TV interview: "She is still a bit green and so I took the lead, then she was quite settled and content. She stayed all the way to the line and the mile is her trip.”
Syndicate manager Tim says: "When she crossed the line under a Sean Levey drive, we were all thrilled, as she picked up the £20,000 bonus on top of the winners prize money. Well done to her owners and a special day for two of her syndicate, as it was their first ever winner. Something that touches us here at MPR and the smiling faces in the photo gallery say it all! Hats off to the Hannon team and thank you to Sean for a great ride. We have started February, as we left off in January with our performance stats. We have never achieved over £100,000 of prize money this early in a calendar year, so this is superb. I am heading to Newmarket now with the team for our stable visits on Saturday morning, with over 135 owners coming along to see their horses-exciting!"