Barton Eyes More Magic In Origin Distance Tilt

TYSON Barton keeps pinching himself and hopes Fahey's Magic's insatiable form continues into Thursday night's State Of Origin at Albion Park.

TYSON Barton keeps pinching himself and hopes the ride never stops.

Tyson heads to Albion Park on Thursday night with his star race bitch Fahey's Magic for owner Chad Pearce, the daughter of Magic Sprite-Amber Ale drawn the rails in the State of Origin Distance (710m).

She comes off her ‘surprise' last stride win in last Thursday night's Group 3 Cyndie's Magic Final (600m).


One Hot Bandit looked certain to win the race only to pull up near the line and this gave Fahey's Magic the chance to swoop down the outside to win.

"Passing me at the 600 metre boxes, I thought she could run a place, but One Hot Bandit was flying at that stage," said Tyson.

The Cyndie's Magic victory added to her win in the Group 1 Golden Sands to take her overall career to 46 starts for 21 wins and $274,000 in stakes.

She steps up to 710m racing for only the second time having won a graded race at Albion Park on May 13 in 42.13.

And Tyson is only too well aware of the task facing his bitch.

"What a race it is," he said.

"From box one I think she can lead and from then on we might be hoping for trouble in behind her.

"But, Valpolicella only needs to get clear air and she should beat us.

"We are just happy to be in a race like this, going for $100,000-to-the-winner.

"I will take this dream run with our bitch as long as we can."

He says Group 1 star Palawa King must also be hard to toss.

Fahey's Magic will exit the rails in Thursday night's Origin Distance

"Did you see his win at Richmond, it was enormous," he said.

"And, Ritza Piper is in the race and she could even lead it."

Ritza Piper has not started since falling in the Sandown Cup final back on May 24 but her form before that was fine and she is a G1 winner.

Fahey's Magic came out of her Cyndie's Magic final win "110 percent" according to Tyson.

"She is as good as I can have her," he said.

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