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4 HK Wins To Magic Millions
And Australian sales company Magic Millions made a winning start to the new HK racing season with 4 Sha Tin races falling to its sale graduates:
- Former Sydney-based galloper Pro Joy (Gold Fever-Global Village) who won 2 races under the name Hethersett, took the 1st race of the new season: a HK$450,000 (A$75,000) event over 1400m; Pro Joy was a $17,000 yearling at the 2002 Magic Millions January Sale on the Gold Coast .
- 4YO gelding Wise Lover (Charnwood Forest-Race In Space) cruised home by 2-lengths in a HK$570,000 (A$95,000) handicap over 1200m; Wise Lover was a $6,000 weanling at the 2000 Magic Millions National Sale on the Gold Coast.
- Former smart Australian juvenile Able Prince (who finished 2nd in the Magic Millions 2YO Adelaide Classic for former trainer Mathew Ellerton when he raced as King's Choir) defeated a strong field by 2.5-lengths in the feature event on the program: the HK$1.6 million (A$266,000) Chief Executive's Cup over1200m for Australian trainer-jockey combination John Moore & Michael Rodd; Able Prince (Hurricane Sky-Queen's Choir) was a $45,000 yearling at the 2002 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale at Morphettville.
- And the Moore-Rodd combination returned to the winner's stall when Able Prince's stable-mate Able Choice (Dehere-Lady Jakeo) won the program's other feature: the HK$1 million (A$166,000) Sheung Wan Handicap over 1000m; Able Choice (a proven stakes-winner in HK) was a $325,000 yearling at 2001 Magic Millions January Sale on the Gold Coast.