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Pike The Only Impediment To Magic In Perth

Friday, 17th June 2016

It may be just a relatively low key meeting at Belmont in Perth tomorrow, but there’ll be plenty of interested onlookers on the East Coast as rising sprint star Vega Magic (Lope De Vega) looks to make it 6 wins and a runner-up from his past 7 starts when he contests Race 4 ober 1200. Carrying top weight, but with apprentice and regular rider Jake Casey counteracting that impost, Vega Magic runs in similar grade to his last start where he blew his rivals away by 5.5-lengths (see below) over this course and distance. The only possible danger appears to be equal bottom weight King River, which has the services of riding magician William Pike whose task it will be to navigate an awkward draw.

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