Chris Waller’s in-form filly Ingham Magic will seek her third win on the trot at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday when she races in the $100,000 Listed Reginald Allen Handicap (1400m).
Scheduled to take place as Rosehill Race 4 at 2:40pm, the 2011 Reginald Allen Handicap field attracted 10 three-year-old fillies lead by Magic Albert three-year-old Ingham Magic.
As a two-year-old Ingham Magic ran a credible fourth when beaten under two lengths by Satin Shoes in the Listed Widden Stakes (1100m) at Randwick back in February, which to date has been her only black-type start.
Showing excellent form this season having won an 1100 metre fillies maiden at Canterbury by an easy two and a half lengths on August 24 before her gritty last-start win in a 1200 metres feature at Rosehill on September 10, Waller will give Ingham Magic another chance to win a stakes race this weekend.
Twelve months ago another progressive filly ran third in the Reginald Allen Handicap before developing into a Group 1 winner, and Waller is hoping a similar success story is on the cards for Ingham Magic.
That filly was the now four-year-old Dubai mare Secret Admirer from the stables of Grahame Begg.
Secret Admirer finished less than a half-length away third to last year’s Reginald Allen winner M’Lady Pedrille before taking out the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) on Epsom Super Saturday at her next start as a $16 roughie.
This Saturday Secret Admirer is also engaged in a black-type feature, the 2011 Epsom Handicap fancy headlining acceptances for the $175,000 Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m).
Meanwhile, there are two other last-start winners out to challenge Ingham Magic in the Reginald Allen Handicap 2011 with the Anthony Cummings-trained Dane Shadow filly Shadow West and David Hayes’ daughter of Redoute’s Choice Rose Pattern.
Other notable Reginald Allen Handicap hopes include the Peter Snowden-trained Disputes drawn well in barrier three as she looks to improve on her first-up eighth at Newcastle last week, improving Fastnet Rock filly Fast Shanti and Choice Words who has also been accepted to take on Golden Rose winner Manawanui in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) at the same meeting.
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2011 Reginald Allen Handicap Final Field & Barriers
|1||24X20311||INGHAM MAGIC||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||4||57kg||75|
|2||33X4562X8||DISPUTES||Peter Snowden||Joshua Parr||3||55.5kg||72|
|3||2X7415X7||SWERTE BELLA||Gerald Ryan||Christian Reith||1||54.5kg||70|
|4||3959X91||SHADOW WEST||Anthony Cummings||Glyn Schofield||8||53.5kg||68|
|5||2||CHOICE WORDS||David Vandyke||Blake Spriggs (a)||5||53kg||65|
|6||63||FAST SHANTI||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||7||53kg||63|
|7||1||ROSE PATTERN||David Hayes||Chris Munce||6||53kg||62|
|8||43||EYES ON GUARD||Guy Walter||Nathan Berry||2||53kg||61|
|9||30||SASKIA||Bart Cummings||Corey Brown||9||53kg||61|
|10||36X9X86||SKYSTAR||Mark Davies||Ms Kathy O’Hara||10||53kg||56|