Greg Gangle - WEG Communications
Magic Feeling is magical in Celias Counsel final
TORONTO, May 1 - Magic Feeling, driven by , parlayed a two-hole trip into a winning effort in this year's edition of the $34,400 Celias Counsel final at Woodbine Racetrack.
After capturing last week's second leg at odds of 50-1, the daughter of remains unbeaten in two starts this season for trainer and co-owner .
Flexible Woman (Steve Byron) was quickly on the march in the early stages as she led her nine rivals past the opening quarters in :27.4. Magic Feeling was sitting with K D Bella ( ) sitting third.
Flexible Woman would continue to lead past the half in :57.1 and three-quarters in 1:27.
Race favourite Tosca ( ) would venture first-over around the final turn, giving cover to Just Call Me Lady ( ), who had been parked the mile.
Turning for home, Flexible Woman was still in command, but Tosca, Magic Feeling and K D Bella were within striking range.
In deep stretch, K D Bella appeared to have the most momentum on the outside, but Saftic was able to split between horses with Magic Feeling and find a seam in the final stages to score the victory in 1:57.3. K D Bella finished second with Tosca third. Flexible Woman completed the superfecta.
A $30,000 yearling purchase, Magic Feeling increased her bankroll to $24,700 for co-owners John Fielding and Isidoro Russo.
She paid $7 to win.
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