Maglissa too tough in Sale maiden win

Nov 21, 2012

Maglissa did it tough but still managed to break her maiden in fine style in the American Honey Maiden Plate (1208m) at Sale.

The daughter of Magnus showed her promise with good efforts in town at her first two starts before resuming from a 25-week spell at Sale.

Experienced jockey Vlad Duric partnered Maglissa in the $17,500 race but had to earn his riding fee after the three-year-old began moderately from barrier nine.

The ordinary getaway consigned Maglissa to a wide run midfield before the filly worked forward three-deep to be within striking distance of the leaders rounding the home turn.

Maglissa surged to the front under Duric’s guidance before the Robbie Griffiths-trained galloper eked out a half-length margin at the winning post.

Maglissa earned a $16,800 winner’s cheque for her owners after also claiming a $6300 Super VOBIS bonus for her dominant win.

The filly has now returned more than $19,000 for her owners, showing her $40,000 purchase price at the 2011 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale was extraordinary value.

Maglissa is a daughter of the Group 1 Flight Stakes winner Danglissa, who also won the Group 2 Tea Rose and Queen of The Turf Stakes as well as the Group 3 Furious Stakes for the Gai Waterhouse stable.

Congratulations to Maglissa’s owners - Hancox Racing No 5 Ltd.

Click here to see a replay of Maglissa’s dominant Sale win.

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