Training Report of Foreign Entry
The 47th Running of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1)
November 9, 2022 (Wednesday)
<At Hanshin Racecourse>
Going: Standard (dirt course)
Magical Lagoon (IRE, F3, bay)
- jogged 1,800m, galloped 1,200m on dirt course (right-handed)
(exercised from 7:10 AM to 7:24 AM, ridden by Shane Foley)
“This morning, she galloped for about six furlongs. We just wanted to get a nice breeze into her and for Shane to see how she’s moving and how her blow was. She lost a nice bit of weight traveling here but she’s back to her best weight now. With Shane riding her today, she knows it’s coming close to the race date, she’s in perfect condition and we couldn’t be happier with her. She’s taking everything well in her strides and settled in really well with the surroundings here.
I didn’t travel to Miki Horseland Park myself but the girls tell me that it was a good, quiet and relaxed place for the filly to settle in. It’s also ideal because it’s close to Hanshin and we didn’t have to travel a long distance to come here. Hanshin Racecourse is also great. Its facility is second to none.
The quick surface in Japan is one of the reasons why we brought her here. She’s done well on quick surfaces in Europe and I think the right-handed course at Hanshin will suit her well. Magical Lagoon is a tough horse, she has stamina and she’ll never give up a fight.
We plan to do some light work tomorrow.”
(comments taken from Kate Harrington)
“I rode her today and she felt really good. She’s moving good, her blow is good and she’s ready for a fight on Sunday. Despite the long travel to Japan, her form is similar to when she won other raced in Europe. The girls have done a great job with her.
Hanshin Racecourse is a very good and fair track with a long straight so that she can get into a battle. The harder the battle, the better she’ll be. She’s usually good out of the gate and quick into her strides so we hope to get a nice position in the first five or six and get her into a nice rhythm.
(The weather forecast for Sunday is rain) We prefer that it doesn’t rain and that we can race on fast track because her best form is on firm ground but she’s getting stronger all the time and I think she’ll handle it well. The soft ground in Japan is different to soft ground in Europe so hopefully it won’t get too bad.”
(comments taken from Shane Foley)