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Thursday, 01 June 2017 05:48


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Exciting Hidden Dragon filly Sister Magic made it two from two when putting on display her superior speed at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

A debut winner at that same track a couple of weeks ago, the Michael Nolen trained two-year-old held her form, showing plenty of courage when challenged over the final stages.

Described by Nolen as "a nice filly with good speed and good size like her sister," Sister Magic is a full sister to this year's Listed Weetwood Handicap Miss Imagica.

Adding that Sister Magic has proven "very professional," Nolen is pleased to have been trusted with her training by her breeders Gordon and Cathy Smith.

Having sold Miss Imagica and their mare Imagica's next foal, they were ready to keep one of her daughters and they have chosen well!

"We wanted to keep a filly from the mare and fortunately it has worked out well for us," Gordon Smith said.

"Sheep and wool are our main business but we have a couple of mares (at a property west of Stanthorpe)."

Smith's father John raced the good 1960s sprinter Firebox and the family were also involved in Donnatelle, who won 11 races in the early 1990s.

Already the winner of $113,000, Sister Magic is giving her owners a good bit of fun, Gordon and Kathy racing her with their son and daughter Kenneth and Philippa.

"It's just fantastic to have everyone involved. We're having a lot of fun," Cathy said.

Nolen is enjoying having both fillies under his care - "it is fun for us here at the stable to be training sisters," he said, - "it's a rare opportunity and one we're enjoying."

Hidden Dragon also added a new winner to his ever increasing tally on Saturday with Hidden Manner (bred by Lyndhurst) breaking his maiden at Innisfail. Sequalo was represented by a winner - Thirty Three Large - at the same meeting.

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