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Good Magic Shocks Bolt d'Oro in Breeders' Cup Juvenile

by Breeders' Cup Notes Team

November 5, 2017

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – E Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ Good Magic ($25), who entered the race as a maiden, exploded past Solomini in upper stretch and drew off to a 4 1/4-length victory in the 34th running of the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) for 2-year-olds Saturday afternoon at Del Mar racetrack.

Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, Good Magic covered the 1 1/16 miles on a fast main track in 1:43.34 in becoming the first maiden to win the race.

It was the second victory of these championships for e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Brown, who teamed to win Friday’s Juvenile Fillies with Rushing Fall.

Good Magic, second in his first two starts, is a son of 2007 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Curlin and was bred by Stonestreet.

The victory was the 10th for Brown in the Breeders’ Cup, but first in the Sentient Jet Juvenile. It was the second Breeders’ Cup victory for Ortiz and first in the Juvenile.

Solomini finished a length in front of favored Bolt d’Oro, who finished third.