Owner-breeder David Reed won the LR Hannans Hcp (1400m) for a second time when Magnificent Andy climbed off the canvas to claim the feature sprint of the season in Kalgoorlie on Wednesday
Reed is a Life Member of the KBRC and his horses are registered under Trucking Nominees. His first Hannans winner was in 1994 with Defensive Play (Mighty Avalanche) who he raced in partnership with Keith Biggs.
Magnificent Andy hugged the inside rail behind the speed for Brad Parnham before setting out after Let’s Galahvant (Galah) who got first run in the straight under Natasha Faithfull. The Hannans had been a long-term goal for trainer Stephen Miller.
“SJ started setting Magnificent Andy for it 12 months ago,” Reed said after the narrow victory. “He had come through a last-start win at Belmont and we thought he was in with a good chance.”
Miller will keep him in work for another suitable sprint at the Ascot summer carnival. Wednesday’s victory improved his career stats to 7 wins in 20 starts for earnings of $390,500 including Westspeed Bonuses of $41,850.
His sire Magnus (Flying Spur), who died earlier this month in Victoria, has a great record in the west with numerous feature winners at Ascot.
Among them have been Great Shot (G1 Railway Stakes), Magnifisio (G1 Winterbottom Stakes), How’s The Serenity (LR Miss Andretti Stakes), Malibu Style (LR Crawford Stakes) and The River (LR Perth Stakes).
Reed had tapped into the family when buying his second-dam Obtrusive (Telesto) for $26,000 through agent John Chalmers at the 2005 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale. It’s the extended family of Lindsay Park stayer Haymaker (Stunning) who scored a Group 1 double in the 1974 Victoria Derby at Flemington and Australian Derby at Ascot.
Obtrusive paid her way winning at Ascot and Belmont and her first foal Yaloginda (Trade Fair) won at Pinjarra and Kalgoorlie before delivering the Hannans winner first-up at stud.
Reed was instrumental in founding Kalgoorlie’s Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum with Geoffrey Stokes in 1993 a year after he swept the Goldfields carnival with star stayer Signpost (Serheed) in the Coolgardie Cup (1600m), Boulder Cup (1800m) and LR Kalgoorlie Cup (2200m) with SJ Miller in the saddle.
His Perth black-type winners include Minsk Moment (LR Carbine Club Stakes) with Biggs, Miss Frost (LR Jungle Mist Classic) with Ron Sayers, Kallaroo (LR Fairetha Stakes) who is a close relation of Magnificent Andy and Market Ruler (LR Beaufine Stakes) with a syndicate from the Cottesloe Golf Club.
Market Ruler also broke the record for Westspeed Bonuses ($272, 850) in 2015. The Cott golfers won a 30% share in the Universal Ruler filly at a charity auction with the proceeds going to the Passages Resource Centre. It’s a joint venture between Rotary and St Vincent de Paul helping homeless young people in WA since 1999.
David Reed OAM had set the wheels in motion as President of Perth’s Rotary Club in 1996 and was Chairman of Passages from Day 1.