Video Replay – Carolus Magnus lands Newmarket’s first race of the season

Video Replay – Carolus Magnus lands Newmarket’s first race of the season with dual champion jockey Oisin Murphy on board


Having finished third on his debut at Doncaster 16 days ago, the Holy Roman Emperor gelding went two places better to open his account at the second time of asking in the seven furlong contest.

Although odds-on favourite Magical Land emerged out of the chasing pack late on he could not get on terms with the winner, who had a length and three quarters to spare at the line.  


Andrew Balding’s colt, an 11-2 chance on the day, missed all of last season through injury and the trainer said afterwards: “He has done really well as he had a pretty serious injury as a two year old.


“This time last year he was one of our early two year olds but, very unusually, he split both front pasterns so full credit to him – he has done amazingly well to come back.


“They are patient understanding owners, Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds, and they always come up with good horses. It helped he knew what he was doing today but he is a fair horse. 


“He could go a mile so we will look at our options and make a plan from there.”

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