Magnus is on another roll, producing two winners (from just two runners) on successive days leading into Easter.
At Sandown on Wednesday, Backstedt showed why he is such a highly prized member of the powerful David Hayes stable, by leading throughout over 1600m to notch up his third win from seven starts – and second win on the trot.
Then, on Thursday, another Magnus 3YO in Imprimis also led from the front, winning over 1000m at Bendigo.
Magnus has now produced 23 individual winners in 2012/13 and is just one behind current leader, Casino Prince on the Australian Second Season Sires’ chart.
Interestingly, both Magnus and Casino Prince are by the Champion Danehill stallion, Flying Spur, but that’s not the only ‘tie in’: Magnus is a half brother to the dam of both Black Caviar and Casino Prince's 3-time Group One winner, All Too Hard.
Magnus will have a three quarter brother sell at the upcoming Australian Easter Yearling Sale (Lot 319) via the Eliza Park draft.
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