Magical Memory will attempt to make his mark and achieve sprinting honours this season. The aim is that he will compete back to back, in a bid to show off his return to form, at York later this spring.
The grey gelding achieved his greatest success last year in the Duke of York stakes, the six furlong group two race at York.
Due to his success at the meeting last year, and his familiarity with The Knavesmire, it is hoped that he can put in a repeat performance this May.
An Injury last autumn meant that he had to finish the season earlier than hoped. During a group three race at Ascot, the soon to turn five year old, was having trouble with his check ligament.
However, those that work closely with the Hills trained horse are positive that this is just a minor setback on the road to sprinting success. He is expected to be on fine form by May ready to better his greatest success.
Speaking of the horses current condition Sam Hoskins, racing manager to owners Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds, said that he is fine, and going nicely. He has done really well considering the time that he has had out:
“He’s done really well for his extended break. He probably won’t go to Newmarket for the Abernant but is likely to go straight for the Duke of York which he won last year. If there was a good time to have a setback, he had his at the right time last year. Hopefully he’ll be the same horse from when we last saw him.”
The racing manager went on to say that this was an exciting time, but explained that there is plenty of competition in Magical Memory’s category. With Limato, The Tin Man, and fillies Quiet Reflection and Dancing Star, the five year old will not have an easy ride! He is back up to speed and in one piece, which Hoskins explains is the main thing. After last year’s early exit, the team behind him are certainly ready to live the dream.
Author Lisa Baldwin
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