Stakes Winner Kicks Of Super Saturday For Camelot
Living Legend (6g Camelot - Jazz Girl, by Johar) dug deep to record his first black-type success in Saturday’s Listed Magnolia Stakes at Doncaster.
Racing prominently throughout the ten furlong contest, the Charlie and Mark Johnston-trained bay was asked to quicken a furlong from home and kept on well to deny his swooping rival by a nose.
Barbara and Alick Richmond own the son of Camelot and the former commented after the race, “Living Legend is a real gentleman and hates people passing him, so what more could you ask for from a racehorse? He ran in the Dee Stakes as a 3yo, but had an injury after that so he's had quite a bit of time off. We weren't sure whether he'd come back, but he did and he just loves his racing. He's enjoying himself and whether he'd won or not today he needed the run. We're looking forward to a great rest of the season back on turf.”
Living Legend was progressing on a fine third behind Fancy Man (Pride Of Dubai) in the Listed Winter Derby Trial last time out and recorded his fifth career success while rated 101. He was bred by Andy Oliver.
Shortly afterwards at Doncaster, Arthur’s Realm (4g Camelot - Morning Line, by Anabaa) landed the valuable Spring Mile Handicap for Ed Dunlop and Paul Turner.
Rossa Ryan asked the bay to challenge approaching the final furlong and his charge ran on well to score by a length and three quarters. The progressive son of Camelot was bred by Newstead Breeding and has a Caravaggio half-sister in training with Joseph O’Brien, having sold for 205,000gns as a yearling.