Trainer Sean Casey has commenced planning the next stage of Vega Magic’s career after the gelding ended his summer season on a high at Ascot yesterday.
Casey said Vega Magic could head east for a Sydney autumn campaign and then return home to target next year’s Railway Stakes and Kingston Town Classic.
“Without looking at the top of the tree I think there could be some nice races for him in Sydney during Easter,” Casey said.
Vega Magic posted his ninth win from 14 starts and first at 1400m when he defeated Chocolate Holic by two lengths in the Scahill Stakes.
Ridden by Casey’s jockey son, Jake, Vega Magic held the lead, but as the paced slowed he was challenged mid-race by Lusaha.
Vega Magic reclaimed the lead inside the straight and with a nice burst of speed he dashed clear to record a comfortable victory.
First Among Equals made up his trademark ground from behind the five horse field, but had too much territory to pick up from Vega Magic.
He ran third, beaten 2 3/4 lengths, to end a frustrating and luckless campaign winless.
Lite’n In My Veins looked tired when finishing fourth and Lusaha faded to last.
Later Neville Parnham continued his dominance of the Listed R.S.Crawford Stakes (1000m) when he combined with Malibu Style in the $100,000 feature.
The WA Hall Of Famer celebrated his fifth win in the race with jockey son, Chris, who had Malibu Style in a handy position before the turn.
Malibu Style outsprinted his rivals in the last 50m, defeating Potent Secret by 3/4 of a length with Rebel King close behind in third.
Neville Parnham said Malibu Style, who landed his first feature success, would target the Summer Scorcher (1000m) in a fortnight.