Magic Time set for Stradbroke Handicap tilt

Magic Time
Stradbroke Handicap contender, Magic Time. (Photo by George Sal/Racing Photos)

Cranbourne-based trainer Grahame Begg is confident his mare, Magic Time, can return to form in Saturday’s Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) following a disappointing first-up effort.

After winning the All Aged Stakes (1400m) in April, the daughter of Hellbent was freshened for the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m). However, her performance was hampered when another runner stepped on one of her shoes leaving the gates, causing her to finish eighth at Eagle Farm.

“We think the horse outside of her started abruptly, got on the outside of her plate, and buckled it really badly,” Begg told Racing.com.

“Michael (Dee, jockey) didn’t think she felt 100 percent after that point, and then she got galloped on during the race, so she was in the wars on that occasion. It was a pretty messily run race.

“There were a few excuses, but she’s come through it well. I think she’s a bit of a forgotten horse… the weights are going to go up half a kilo, so she’ll have 55 and a half.

“That’s a good weight for a mare, but she’s a dual Group 1 winner, so she deserves it, I guess. We’re looking forward to Saturday, the forecast is good, and it’s all positive.”

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Final Field

Bella Nipotina Silks

1. Bella Nipotina (0)

  • T: Ciaron Maher
  • J: Craig Williams
  • W: 56kg
  • F: 21424
  • Age: 6YO
  • Colour: Chestnut
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Pride of Dubai
  • Dam: Bella Orfana
Magic Time Silks

2. Magic Time (0)

  • T: Grahame Begg
  • J: Michael Dee
  • W: 55.5kg
  • F: 8176x
  • Age: 4YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Hellbent
  • Dam: Time Awaits
Antino Silks

3. Antino (0)

  • T: Tony Gollan
  • J: Vlad Duric
  • W: 54.5kg
  • F: 61×02
  • Age: 5YO
  • Colour: Brown
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Redwood (GB)
  • Dam: Mahamaya (NZ)
Benedetta Silks

4. Benedetta (0)

  • T: Jason Warren
  • J: Daniel Stackhouse
  • W: 54kg
  • F: 13144
  • Age: 4YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Hellbent
  • Dam: Whatalovelyday
Cepheus Silks

5. Cepheus (0)

  • T: Matthew Dunn
  • J: Tommy Berry
  • W: 54kg
  • F: x00x0
  • Age: 7YO
  • Colour: Chestnut
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Sea The Stars (IRE)
  • Dam: Crimson Cheer (USA)
Vilana Silks

6. Vilana (0)

  • T: James Cummings
  • J: Tim Clark
  • W: 53kg
  • F: 162×0
  • Age: 5YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Hallowed Crown
  • Dam: Retsina
Here To Shock Silks

7. Roll On High (0)

  • T: Ben, Will & JD Hayes
  • J: TBC
  • W: 53kg
  • F: 1213x
  • Age: 6YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Shocking
  • Dam: Frescoes
Nugget Silks

8. Nugget (0)

  • T: Ciaron Maher
  • J: Jason Collett
  • W: 53kg
  • F: 0437x
  • Age: 7YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Siyouni (FR)
  • Dam: Gemstone (IRE)
The Inevitable Silks

9. The Inevitable (0)

  • T: John Keys
  • J: Craig Newitt
  • W: 53kg
  • F: 7×425
  • Age: 8YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Dundeel (NZ)
  • Dam: Gift Bouquet
Amenable Silks

10. Amenable (0)

  • T: Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
  • J: Chad Schofield
  • W: 53kg
  • F: 2292x
  • Age: 4YO
  • Colour: Brown
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Lonhro
  • Dam: Caribbean Sunset (IRE)
Prince Of Boom Silks

11. Prince Of Boom (0)

  • T: Robert Heathcote
  • J: Tyler Schiller
  • W: 52.5kg
  • F: 364×4
  • Age: 5YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Spirit of Boom
  • Dam: Dazzling Display
Osipenko Silks

12. Osipenko (0)

  • T: Chris Waller
  • J: TBC
  • W: 52.5kg
  • F: 9×030
  • Age: 4YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Pierro
  • Dam: Raskova (USA)
Mighty Ulysses Silks

13. Mighty Ulysses (0)

  • T: Annabel Neasham
  • J: Damien Thornton
  • W: 52.5kg
  • F: 410×6
  • Age: 5YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Ulysses (IRE)
  • Dam: Token of Love (GB)
Semana Silks

14. Semana (0)

  • T: Ciaron Maher
  • J: Dylan Gibbons
  • W: 52kg
  • F: x3211
  • Age: 4YO
  • Colour: Chestnut
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Winning Rupert
  • Dam: Festivity
Dream Hour Silks

15. Dream Hour (0)

  • T: Kris Lees
  • J: Robbie Dolan
  • W: 51.5kg
  • F: 4x54x
  • Age: 4YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Dawn Approach (IRE)
  • Dam: Ambivalent
Steparty Silks

16. Steparty (0)

  • T: Paul Preusker
  • J: Dean Yendall
  • W: 50.5kg
  • F: 86x3x
  • Age: 3YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Colt
  • Sire: Artie Schiller (USA)
  • Dam: Watch Your Step
Stefi Magnetica Silks

17. Stefi Magnetica (0)

  • T: Bjorn Baker
  • J: Zac Lloyd
  • W: 50kg
  • F: 35243
  • Age: 3YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Filly
  • Sire: All Too Hard
  • Dam: Mid Summer Music
Roll On High Silks

18. Roll On High (0)

  • T: Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman
  • J: Will Price
  • W: 50kg
  • F: 17746
  • Age: 3YO
  • Colour: Brown
  • Sex: Filly
  • Sire: Shamus Award
  • Dam: All Highs On Me
Freedom Rally Silks

19 (1E). Freedom Rally (0)

  • T: Tony Gollan
  • J: Tyler Schiller
  • W: 51.5kg
  • F: 423×1
  • Age: 4YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Rubick
  • Dam: Ipioga
Yellow Brick Silks

20 (2E). Yellow Brick (0)

  • T: Tony & Maddysen Sears
  • J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor
  • W: 51.5kg
  • F: 152×0
  • Age: 4YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: The Mission
  • Dam: Magical Mist (NZ)
Strait Acer Silks

21 (3E). Strait Acer (0)

  • T: Edward Cummings
  • J: TBC
  • W: 51.5kg
  • F: 84226
  • Age: 4YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Headwater
  • Dam: Money Wanted
Aureus Angel Silks

22 (4E). Aureus Angel (0)

  • T: Chris Munce
  • J: TBC
  • W: 51.5kg
  • F: 01x0x
  • Age: 6YO
  • Colour: Chestnut
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Turffontein
  • Dam: Miss Marriott
Cifrado Silks

23 (5E). Cifrado (0)

  • T: Rex Lipp
  • J: TBC
  • W: 50kg
  • F: 026×9
  • Age: 3YO
  • Colour: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Encryption
  • Dam: Madame Fly

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