From a Maryland Jockey Club release
R. Larry Johnson & R. D. M. Racing Stable’s My Magician is a maiden no more and she graduated in the $100,000 Maryland Million Lassie at Laurel Park no less.
Mike Trombetta trains the Street Magician filly. Julian Pimentel was aboard her for the first time as she held off the late surge of Rocky Policy to win by a neck, with Rockin Jojo finishing another neck back in third.
“I had a good trip,” said Pimentel, who has seven Maryland Million scores. “There was a lot of speed in the race but the main thing was to get her to relax. She did that pretty good and when I asked her to run she did. I hadn’t been on her other than in the morning. I knew if she relaxed we could go from there.”
My Magician finished third in her two previous starts, once at Timonium and once at Laurel. The filly covered the 6-furlongs in 1:12.11 and paid $59.40.
“We liked her when we bought her and took her to Saratoga but she got really ill,” Trombetta said. “She was on antibiotics most of the summer with a nasty cold, a lot of down time. We took a shot here and this exceeds our wildest expectations. She is still just a baby. The owner bought her at the Timonium sale. I’m looking for a first or second level allowance race. Winning a stakes complicates things.”
The win was the second of the afternoon for Trombetta. The Baltimore native saddled D C Dancer to victory in the Sprint.
This was the first victory on Maryland Million day for Street Magician, one of two new stallions to the program.