Cardini is just Magic at Curragh

The highly-regarded Cardini (2c Magician-Perfect Step, by Iffraaj) got off the mark for Magician at the Curragh on Friday evening.

Trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by his son Donnacha, the two-year-old scored easily over seven furlongs.

“Cardini will progress. Mentally I think he has just been a bit babyish, he has lots of speed and travels well through his races,” said Aidan O’Brien. “He’s getting it together and slowly progressing. He likes plenty of pace in front of him. He’s hardy too and taking his racing well.”

Cardini was bred in America by Lannister holdings and realised $95,000 as a foal and 210,000gns as a yearling.

He holds a string of big-race entries including the G1 National Stakes and G1 Dewhurst Stakes.