They say every cloud has a silver lining, but for long-time Eliza Park client, Colin Beggs, his patience must have been sorely tested when his Magnus colt from Songs of Vienna was a late withdrawal from the Melbourne Premier on Tuesday.
After all, the colt is a real athlete and he’s by a very hot young sire in Magnus from a Flemington stakes winning half sister to this season’s Group Two winner Hadabeclorka. The colt is also linebred to Mr Prospector through a daughter and son with a close up cross to Snippets.
Thankfully for Colin though, Songs of Vienna’s Bel Esprit 2YO – City of Song – was having her first start at Sandown on Wednesday, winning the Race-Tech Handicap over 1000m in convincing fashion. Trained by John Moloney, the filly is owned by Colin and his family. The manner of her win would suggest it won’t be the last!