Bush Hill Stud resident sire Willow Magic enjoyed a double at Turffontein on Thursday.
The Graded Stakes producing sire by the sensational Dubawi, kicked off Race 1 with Bally Magic, a Bush Hill-bred 3yo colt out of an imported Irish mare by Entrepreneur. The bay colt is owned by Larry Nestadt and trained by Candice Dawson and went on to win by half a length in his fourth start over 1450m under in form rider Keagan De Melo.
This was followed up with the consistent Have A Go Jo, the chestnut reflection of his sire winning for the fourth occasion. Trained by Sean Tarry, the four year old gelding out of a Muhtafal mare bred by Summerhill Stud, has won over distances of a mile to 2000m and did it easily at Turffontein for his syndicate by a length and a half, ridden by Richard Fourie.
MK’s Pride lines up on Saturday over his optimal distance of 1400m at Turffontein in the Wilgerbosdrift Hawaii Stakes, a race he has won previously. Already a dual Gr2 winner and out of an Admire Main mare Ikimasu, the Paul Peter entire is the spitting image of his sire Willow Magic and has a great temperament and relishes the 1400m trip.
Willow Magic, a Grade One winner trained by Sean Tarry stands at Karin and Warwick Render’s Bush Hill Stud in Mooi River.