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Magical Lagoon

Magical Lagoon was only just caught close home by Concert Hall in the Listed Salsabil Stakes at Navan last Saturday. Weak in the market beforehand, Jessica Harrington’s filly was prominent from early, and she hit the front on the run to the furlong pole. She was caught by Concert Hall just inside the furlong marker, but she battled on well for Shane Foley all the way to the line, just going down by the bob of a head to Aidan O’Brien’s filly in the end, the pair of them coming nicely clear of their rivals.

It was a big run by Magical Lagoon on her seasonal debut. Concert Hall won the Group 3 Weld Park Stakes last year, and wasn’t beaten far in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile, while the two fillies who finished third and fourth, Cairde Go Deo and Tranquil Lady, were also talented juveniles last season. Magical Lagoon herself showed a high level of ability last term, she won the Group 3 Flame Of Tara Stakes over a mile and she finished seventh in the Fillies’ Mile, just over a length behind Concert Hall and less than three lengths behind the Guineas winner Cachet, in a race that is working out really well so far. A half-sister to King George winner Novellist, she should improve for this run, and she could improve again for the step up to a mile and a half.
Navan, 23rd April 2022