Horse Racing

Money Magnet seeking to atone in Lotto Sprint

Observer staff reporter

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Despite a two and three quarters length defeat to Si empre Bueno and Chace The Great in the recent Lady Geeta Trophy, trainer Richard Azan is hoping for a better showing from Money Magnet in Saturday's (May 26) Lotto Sprint Trophy — a Grade One event for three-year-olds and upwards over five and a half furlongs (1,100m).

Installed as the 1-1 even money favourite in the Lady Geeta Trophy on April 21 with Dick Cardenas in the saddle, Money Magnet was simply not at her best in that race.

Money Magnet broke third as Siempre Bueno led ahead of Crucial Appeal, then Money Magnet came down in second place approaching the final bend, but when Siempre Bueno kicked at the top of the lane Money Magnet had no answer and faltered.

Prior to that race, Money Magnet was coming off back-to-back wins including a victory in the Eileen Cliggott Memorial Cup, a performance through which Azan would like his charge to be included for the $1.175-million Lotto Sprint Trophy.

Azan said that Money Magnet has been training well and is ready to go in the Lotto Sprint Trophy.

“She [ Money Magnet] has been training well going into the Lotto Sprint Trophy. She had done everything that has been asked of her and she is fine. The hope is now for a good run and so we will see what happens—the race will be a very competitive one,” Azan said.

Money Magnet, a four-year-old chestnut filly by Nuclear Wayne out of the Al's River Cat mare Jazzy Jet, has raced 29 times, with eight victories, four second-place finishes and nine thirds, and lifetime earnings of over $7.5 million.

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