More winners by Magnus at Moonee Valley

Magnus continues to turn out winner after winner this season and he upped the ante on Friday with a winning treble at Mornington and Moonee Valley.

The Sun Stud stallion has now sired 31 individual winners in 2016-17 with earning over $2.03 million.

Magnus debutante Whycatchim ran his rivals into the ground with a two-length victory in the Mornington Food Truck Carnival Plate (1000m) for local trainer Gary McGreal.  He was never headed and was still travelling strongly on the line clocking a quick 58.39s.

Whycatchim is a homebred for Clem Healey and is the final foal of Testa Rossa mare Jacara.  Her only other foal Martwick (Domesday) has won three races to date for Healey and Sale trainer Kevin Milham.

Robbie Griffiths saddled up a Magnus double at Moonee Valley on Friday evening starting with Scandimania who let down with sharp burst of acceleration to score running away in Heat 7 of the Inglis 55 Second Challenge.

Scandimania was bred by Stephen Whitling and is the second named foal of Belleluia (Bel Esprit) who won at Traralgon for Griffiths and Eliza Park.  She is from a three-quarter to the dam of Black Caviar.

Roman Fizz brought up the Magnus treble when he charged home late to nail a narrow victory in the William Hill Hcp (1200m).  It was his first success in town after three wins at Pakenham.

“He’s one of our most genuine gallopers,” stable rep Beth Schoen said as a large and enthusiastic group of owners welcomed the gelding back to scale.

“He is a consistent horse and you take him to the races knowing that he’s always going to give his all.”

Roman Fizz was bred by Widford Park’s John Wakeling and is a half-brother to Tasmanian stakes winner Testamarriage (Testa Rossa).  He cost $30,000 out of the Yallambee Stud draft the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier.

There was more good news for Magnus when connections reported his star sprinter Malaguerra arrived back home from Perth in sensational order after a close-up fifth in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes.

Magnus (Flying Spur) stands for an advertised service fee of $19,800 (inc gst) at Sun Stud in Kerrie.