Eliza Park stallion, Magnus, just goes from strength to strength and has again produced a big day at the office.
His outstanding 3YO, Platinum Kingdom (below), grabbed a fifth stakes victory with a resounding performance in the Group Three Fred Best Classic over 1350m at Doomben, while Andrew Noblet’s rising star, Samuelsson, scorched the Werribee mile with a 7 length demolition.
And, to top it all off, Magnus’ full sister, Arctic Scent – who races in the same colours as the Group One winning brother – captured the rich Listed Dark Jewel Classic at Scone with a gutsy effort.
After capturing a stakes race in New Zealand as a 2YO, Platinum Kingdom added two more black type victories before heading across the Tasman last month. Franking his Kiwi form by taking out the South Pacific Classic over 1400m at Randwick in his first run in Australia, Platinum Kingdom’s win Group victory at Doomben has now taken his tally to nine wins overall.
Meanwhile, Samuelsson appears to have it all in front of him and the step up to 1600m was just what the doctor ordered. Samuelsson is out of the Filante mare, Devil’s Tower, and some real plums now appear on the horizon based on Saturday’s scamper.
As for Arctic Flight … her stakes victory clearly makes her a tremendous broodmare prospect for breeder/owner, Rob Crabtree, who also bred, raced and retains a majority shareholding in Magnus.
Now with four stakes winners to her name, Scandinavia’s 2013 stakes winner include both Group Two winning 2YO, Scandiva, and Arctic Flight, while another of her daughters in Helsinge is the dam of both Black Caviar and All Too Hard.