One to Watch – Wangaratta

Media Release - Tuesday September 14

Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr unearthed another potential Group I VRC Derby (2500m) contender by Tavistock on Tuesday.

Promising gelding Tiz Magic broke maiden ranks over 1400m at Wangaratta at first time of asking.

Tiz Magic wins on debut at Wangaratta - image David Thorpe

The Caulfield trainers produced Gunstock for an impressive victory on Sunday at Cranbourne where Bedford Estate finished runner-up, both sons of the late Cambridge Stud stallion, and now Tiz Magic has joined them on a Classic path.

“He’ll head that way for sure, but in saying that he will get better again next season. Maybe a race like the Listed Super Impose Stakes (1800m at Flemington on October 2) could be his next start,” Kent Jnr said. 

Tiz Magic was tardily away from the outside gate and settled at the back of the field before improving near the turn for Damian Lane. 


The gelding shouldered out of tight quarters 200m from home and rounded off strongly to score with something in hand.

“It was a terrific first-up effort and I liked the way he attacked the line, he’s a horse that really wants further,” Kent Jnr said.

Tiz Magic was sold through Adrian Stanley and Hannah Kettlety’s Woburn Farm draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale to HBL Racing for $140,000.

The gelding was bred by dairy farmers Andrew Bryant and Dave Armstrong in conjunction with Sir Patrick and Lady Justine Hogan.

He is a brother to the Group II Championship Stakes (2100m) winner Tavidream from the family of Tarzino, a dual Group One winner by Tavistock who easily won the 2015 Group I VRC Derby for Price.

“Mick Price has had a lovely affinity with the progeny of Tavistock,” Kent Jnr said.

“He had Tarzino and I think Mick trained Tavistock himself for a couple of starts. We have had a lot of luck with the likes of Tavisan, Tavidance and I think Gunstock is a lovely horse for the spring as well.

“They are a really good breed. They are very genuine and very sound, clean-winded horses. We do like to train them for sure.” - NZ RAcing Desk



Race Result - Pacific Hire Mdn Plate 1400m

Wangaratta Track: Good(4) Time: 1:24.58
Tiz Magic
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Damian Lane 57
3g Tavistock (NZ) x Cinnadream (AUS) (King Of Kings (IRE))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $140,000
V:Woburn Farm
B: HBL Racing
Reset The Jazz
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: D W Stackhouse 57
3g Reset (AUS) x Andallthatjazz (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $6,000
V:Merton Creek Thoroughbreds, Merton
B: Lindsay Park Bloodstock
Sino Witness
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: B Mc Dougall 57
3g Star Witness (AUS) x Sino Eagle (AUS) (Casino Prince (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $70,000
V:Raheen Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Lindsay Park Racing/Andrew Williams Bloodstock
T: C I Brown J: D Moor 59.5
4g Swiss Ace (AUS) x Lady Hepburn (NZ) (More Than Ready (USA))
T: Matthew Cumani J: Fred W Kersley 55
3f Nicconi (AUS) x Germayne Lass (AUS) (Stromberg Carlson (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $100,000
V:Raheen Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Cumani Racing/Boomer Bloodstock Pty Ltd (FBAA)
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: John Allen 57
3g Maurice (JPN) x Darting (NZ) (Darci Brahma (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $125,000
V:Woburn Farm
B: Busuttin Racing / Clarke Bloodstock
Chaotic Cranach
T: Ben Brisbourne J: Lewis German 57.5
4m Lucas Cranach (GER) x Embroglio (AUS) (Savoire Vivre (GB))
She Juggles
T: T & C McEvoy J: Teodore Nugent 55
3f Dissident (AUS) x Juggles (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $20,000
V:Edinburgh Park, Wingham, NSW
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing/Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)
MM National Weanling Sale $50,000
V:Telemon Thoroughbreds Innisplain Qld
B: Edinburgh Park Stud
T: D R Brideoake J: Damien Thornton 57
3c Hallowed Crown (AUS) x Mousseline (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
T: B T Malanczyn J: Tahlia Hope 59.5
6g Dalghar (FR) x Blossoming (NZ) (Perfectly Ready (AUS))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $35,000
V:Landsdowne Park Ltd
B: Mr BT Malanczyn
Kia Hohe
T: B J Goodwin J: Jarrod Fry 59.5
4g Vespa (NZ) x Tzarina Star (NZ) (Danasinga (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 2 $14,000
V:Wellfield Lodge
B: Mark Pilkington Management
NZB Karaka May Sale $50,000
V:Wellfield Lodge
B: Aquis Farm
T: R J Besanko J: Alana Kelly 59.5
4g Dissident (AUS) x Eager To Please (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $18,000
V:Southern Cross Breeders
B: Besanko Racing
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