Aug 16, 2018
There may have been an odds on shot in the maiden at Geelong on Tuesday but we were still confident of a bold showing from the promising Magnossiva... and he was certainly able to deliver!
Taking a sit third along the rails off a fast start, the chestnut was always travelling well for Ben Thompson - so much so that he was able to take a clear lead straightening and at no stage did he look to be under serious threat with his winning margin an impressive 1 3/4 lengths with a further 8 3/4 lengths to third!
"Having galloped him a couple of times in the lead up I knew I had a fit horse underneath me," Thompson reported, adding that "Robbie and his team did a great job preparing him for this."
"He is a lovely gelding and very professional, it was good to win first up."
Confident throughout the running, Thompson noted that Magnossiva showed enough pace to lead but was happy letting the leader go - "he was able to flow along, he was really comfortable where he was."
The stable's Jade Matthews agreed; "he was happy sitting there and he just kicked away."
"It is exciting to win for a big group of owners who have had different horses with us, they have all been big stable supporters."
Purchased with Peter Ford at last year's Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Magnossivais a son of Magnus and the placed Hussonet mare Tenossiva whose dam is the dual city winner Lady Diva, daughter of the dual Group One winning sprinter Lady Jakeo.