Magic Hurricane has surged to a decisive win in the $750,000 Metropolitan, capping a memorable day’s racing for thoroughbred superpower.
In taking out the biggest staying race of the Sydney spring carnival, Magic Hurricane brought up the fifth win for Sheikh Mohammed’s Australian trainer John O’Shea and the stable’s No.1 jockey James McDonald.
Their Randwick haul on Saturday also included the Gimcrack Stakes with Calliope, Ambience in the Dulcify Quality, Exosphere in the Roman Consul Stakes and Complacent edging out stablemate Hauraki in the Craven Plate.
“You dare to dream, we knew we had the horses right,” O’Shea said.
McDonald gave Magic Hurricane an economical run and the import saved ground before joining in at the 200m.
He put the race beyond doubt soon after, leaving the Chris Waller-trained Beaten Up and Godolphin stablemate Havana Cooler to fill the placings.
“I’m just privileged to be riding for one of the great racing empire’s in the world,” McDonald said.