Well, there’s a turnaround! Just over two weeks ago, Magnus first starter, Magneto, slipped over in the mounting yard, was passed fit to run, jumped awkwardly, never stretched out, suffered minor abrasions and pulled up sore.
Needless to say, he didn’t win.
Fast forward to Monday 19 August and it’s a different story. Despite being sent out on the second last line of betting, the Danny Laws trained 4YO produced a (metaphoric) 360 and raced away to score by two lengths over the 1400m at Echuca.
Clearly a horse with a lot more ability than his debut had indicated. Bred in South Australia by the Toole family, this son of Magnus is out of the Kenmare mare, Elegant Court, a half sister to Flemington stakes winner.
X-Men fans would be well familiar with the exploits of Magneto who, evidently, hails from the House of Magnus.