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Oak Tree heroine adds to Kodiac's Magical summer

Kodiac is in the midst of a memorable summer and it got even better on Wednesday as his talented daughter Magical Sunset made light of the trying conditions to win the Group 3 Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood.


Previously successful in last year's Listed Radley Stakes at Newbury, the Richard Hannon-trained filly swooped from the back of the field under David Egan to win going away from Breege.


"Magical Sunset loves that ground," said Richard Hannon. "I'm delighted that she could show her best form today. She didn't get the trip at Sandown last time [when unplaced in the Coral Distaff], so we brought her back a furlong. She's a very good filly. It's not so much that she has to have it soft, it's that a lot of other horses don't go on it and she can. That's what helps her. She's run very good races on faster ground."


She continues a great recent run for Kodiac that also features:

* last week's Group 2 Minstrel Stakes winner Zarinsk

* Weatherbys Super Sprint winner Relief Rally

* Group 1 Prix Jean Prat hero Good Guess

* Listed Empress Stakes winner Star Of Mystery

* Listed Swedish scorer City Code


Magical Sunset was bred by Alice Fitzgerald out of Fikrah, a winning Medicean half-sister to Group 3 winners With Reason and Jural. She was a €340,000 Goffs Orby yearling (pictured below) purchase by Peter and Ross Doyle, who returned to buy her full-brother for €575,000 at last year's renewal.






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