Magic Time headed for the paddock

Magic Time
Magic Time on the way to the barriers prior to the running of the 2024 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. (Photo by George Sal/Racing Photos)

Dual Group 1 winner Magic Time will skip the Group 1 Tatts Tiara (1400m) after finishing nearly ten lengths behind Stefi Magnetica in Queensland’s premier Group 1 race, the Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), over the weekend.

Melbourne trainer Grahame Begg announced that Magic Time, who claimed the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke (1400m) and Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) this season, will be taking a break.

“(Eagle Farm) was a very funny track as it was hard and loose on top,” Begg told Racing.com.

“She had excuses in the Kingsford Smith as she twisted a plate when jumping and also got galloped on in the race.

“I’ll give her a month and then assess whether we need to give her longer or not. It’s a tight turnaround, though.”


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