Superstar filly Magical has been confirmed by her trainer Aidan O'Brien to be heading over to America for her final run of the season in the Breeders Cup Fillies And Mares Turf contest at Santa Anita.
The Irish trainer has committed his wonder filly to stay against her own sex instead of the Breeders Cup Turf contest which has surprised many as currently being in the form of her life she would have leading chances of winning the race after finishing a superbly narrow second in the contest last season to Enable.
With John Gosden's five year old being finished for the season it posed a perfect opportunity off the back of just winning the Group One Champion Stakes at Ascot on British Champions Day.
However, O'Brien feels that his four time winning Group One star will be more suited to the race against other fillies and mares with his Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck looking his best chance in the Breeders Cup Turf.
With this announcement of Magical staying against her own sex the bookmakers have took drastic action and shortened her odds to now be joint favourite at 7/4 from odds of 12/5.
She looks set to do battle with last years winner Sister Charlie who sits at the top of the betting alongside Magical with the contest set to be one of the highlights of the two day meeting at Santa Anita.
(Credit Racing Post) "Magical will be entered in the Turf, along with Anthony Van Dyck, but she is more likely to run in the Filly & Mare in which Fleeting, who didn't have the clearest of runs at Ascot on Saturday, is also an intended runner," said the trainer.
Aidan O'Brien has won most big Group Ones during his training career but the Fillies And Mares Turf contest has always eluded him with his best run in the race coming from Rhododendron who finished runner-up to Wuheida in 2017.