All eyes are on York but Irish raider sends one all the way to Salisbury on Friday

Salisbury Racecourse

Michael O’Callaghan has a runner at York Racecourse on Friday but it has to be very interesting that he sends one to Salisbury too. York is in the north-east of England and Salisbury is way down south so it’s not like he sent one to Salisbury because it was close to York. It is nearly a five hour drive between the two tracks in fact. There are several international challengers at York tomorrow, many of those with chances. However, we found the Salisbury Irish raider far more interesting. Let’s take a look at the horse a bit more closely.

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6.53 Salisbury

Running in the Listed Stonehenge Stakes on Friday evening, Michael O’Callaghan will run I Am Magic in the contest. The Irish colt was second in a Naas maiden in July before going one better at the Galway Festival last month. Sent off a 15-2 chance on the day, he won his maiden in gutsy fashion, beating Anchorage, a horse that he had already finished in front of at Naas prior. In hindsight it was strange that I Am Magic was sent off such a big price considering Anchorage went off 5-4 on the day.

O’Callaghan doesn’t sent many across the Irish Sea but he definitely means business when he does. He also has an entry for the Group 3 Solario Stakes at Sandown on Sunday, a horse called Rerouting. He is a very good trainer, especially with his juveniles. Neil Callan will take the ride on I Am Magic who will more than likely try to make all from the front. You need to be a tough horse to make all on a stiff track like Galway and there could well be much more to come from him.


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