KZN stallion Flying The Flag’s youngest full sister Magical, will be looking to emulate her older full sister Rhodondendron’s race record after being entered to run in the Gr1 Fillies Mile at Newmarket this afternoon.

Magical has already won the Gr2 Debutante – won by Rhododendron in the previous year, and is Gr1 placed twice since then – in the Moyglare by the finest of margins.

Rhododendron now holds two Gr1 wins to her name – the first the Gr1 Fillies Mile and more recently in France, after securing the Gr1 Prix Des L’Opera on Arc day. Magical finished fourth on the day in her Gr1 after encountering traffic problems.

Rhododendron was crowned Cartier Champion 2YO Filly in Ireland and her younger sister looks to be following in her footsteps.

Flying The Flag has been all the rage this season with his family frequenting the international news and his first crop of foals impressing breeders country wide.

The son of Galileo out of a five-time Gr1 winning Pivotal mare stands for a fee of R20 000  at Warwick and Karin Render’s Bush Hill Stud near Mooi River.

Photo: Flying The Flag, by Candiese Marnewick.

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