02/07/2018 10:56AM

Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Good Magic

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Susie Raisher
Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Good Magic is bred to go long on top and bottom.

Good Magic

Curlin–Glinda the Good, by Hard Spun

Bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Farm ($1 million Keeneland September yearling purchase by e Five Racing Thoroughbreds)

Runners by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin made up the exacta in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, with eventual divisional champion Good Magic powering to a 4 1/2-length score over Solomini. Those colts key a strong hand of 3-year-olds for their sire, who has become a powerhouse source of stamina.

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The Smart Strike stallion has produced a classic winner or classic-placed runner from each of his first five crops, beginning with 2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice. Curlin was then represented by Ride On Curlin, runner-up in the 2014 Preakness Stakes, and Keen Ice, third to American Pharoah in the 2015 Belmont Stakes before defeating the Triple Crown winner in the Travers at 1 1/4 miles. Exaggerator finished second in the Kentucky Derby before winning the Preakness, and Irish War Cry was second in last year’s Belmont.

These colts followed in the footsteps of their long-winded sire. Curlin competed with distinction in all three 2007 Triple Crown races, highlighted by his victory in the Preakness over Street Sense, and won four Grade 1/Group 1 events at the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles, taking the 2007 Breeders’ Cup Classic, 2008 Dubai World Cup, and two editions of the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

Good Magic’s dam, Glinda the Good, a daughter of Curlin’s old racetrack rival Hard Spun, scored all her wins at a mile or longer, including the Instant Racing Stakes at Oaklawn and the Island Fashion Stakes at Sunland. The mare is a half-sister to several stakes winners and producers, and this female family has been a successful cross with Curlin. Glinda the Good’s half-sisters include Grade 3 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile winner Take the Ribbon; Grade 2-placed route stakes winner Flash Forward (by Curlin); stakes winners Bright Magic, Flash Mash, and Hot War; and stakes-placed winners Inside Passage and Oysters.

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Bright Magic is the dam of Grade 3 winner Exfactor and stakes winner Market Magic, while Take the Ribbon is the dam of Group 3-placed Bookrunner. Another half sister Overnightsensation is the dam of Group 3 winner Handsome Franco, by Curlin.

This is the extended family of multiple Grade 1 winner Magical Maiden, dam of Grade 1 winner Miss Houdini, who in turn produced Arkansas Derby winner Papa Clem.