Fahey's Magic Will Dodge Valpolicella

Classy chaser Fahey's Magic came through her first 700 start in good shape and she's set to come back in trip during the upcoming Winter Carnival.

CASINO trainer Tyson Barton has the Valpolicella blues … but he is not alone.

Barton's Group 1 Golden Sands winner Fahey's Magic (Magic Sprite-Amber Ale) made her 710m debut at Albion Park on Monday night with an all-the-way win in 42.13 seconds on a slow track beating Mystical Beck and Fast Milkman.

It took the classy bitch's record to 44 starts for 19 wins and 15 placings with earnings of $191,000.

But, despite the 710m debut victory, Barton is not about to rush head long into a clash with Queensland's glamour stayer, the Tony Zammit-trained Group 1 star Valpolicella.

"I would rather dodge Valpolicella," Barton said. "I'm not taking her on because she has about six lengths on the rest of us.

"But, I'm not alone in trying to dodge her. I think the rest of the country is as well, except for a couple."

Barton was happy with his bitch's first excursion over the staying trip.

"It was a good run and even though she was pretty quiet on Tuesday morning, by the afternoon she was bouncing again," he said.

Plans for Fahey's Magic are she will be kept at home and up to the mark with straight work.

Tyson has his sights set on the Group 3 Cyndie's Magic (600m) the heats at Albion Park on May 30 and the final on June 6.

The race is worth $112,500.

"She will have an easy 10 days or so," he said. "I will keep her ticking over."

Despite her victory on Monday, Barton is still to be convinced about her distance future.

"She was not blowing much after the race on Monday night, but her final section was not as good as I would have liked," he said.

The 24 kilo "giant" has also been a finalist in the Group 2 Richmond Oaks and Group 3 Casino Cup and owner Chad Pearce is already making plans for her future stud career.

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