Kevan Wacey’s Magnus colt, How Swede It Is, joined his sires’ band of stakes horses on Friday night with a gutsy, albeit troubled, performance in the St Albans Stakes-LR over 1200m at Moonee Valley.
Slowly away, the colt found plenty of strife in running but fought on well over the final stages for second behind Underestimation.
Trained by Shane Nichols, How Swede It Is is out of the city winning General Nediym mare, In Need I Am, in turn out of a Rory’s Jester mare, Emily Blue … plenty of speed there!
It’s well worth noting that while Magnus (below) currently sits sixth on the Australian First Season Sires’ chart, he has less than half the runners of those above him.
And, what’s more, with Imprimis, Magnus Reign and now How Swede It Is all earning black type, this Group One winning half brother to the dam of Black Caviar can now boast an incredible 43% stakes horses to runners!