MBANJWA MAGIC is a Visionaire colt out of the Go Deputy mare Deputy Rider. Bred by Lammerskraal Stud, he was purchased privately ahead of the 2020 National Yearling Sale.

Named By: Hollywoodbets Design Team
Sex: Chestnut Colt
Foaled: 14/09/2018
Sire: Visionaire
Mare: Deputy Rider
Damsire: Go Deputy
Breeder: Lammerskraal Stud
Trainer: Mark Dixon
Previous Name: MISTER MARVEL
Purchased: National Yearling Sale, July 2020
Pedigree: View here
Record: 5-0-0
Status: Retired

A well related colt, he is bred along staying lines. The mare, DEPUTY RYDER, picked up 5 wins, earning R487,100, at the age of 3 to 4, over the distance range of 1600 – 2400m, including the Queen Palm S, L, East Coast Cup, L, she was also placed 7 times, including 2nd in the The Scarlet Lady, L, 3rd Gold Bracelet Gr.2, Track And Ball Oaks Gr.3. She is the half-sister to WESTON PAINT, WINONA, Rydethecreek (dam of ALEXIS).

UPDATES – Mbanjwa Magic

January 24th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He has gone backwards with every run and does not want to race. So we have decided to retire him.

December 19th, 2021
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very disappointing run again. I have asked Mark Dixon to run him as soon as possible and if he doesn’t improve we need to make a decision what to do with him.

October 24th, 2021
Raced over 1400m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack. Anthony Delpech post race comment: He is taking no interest in his racing. Trainer Mark Dixon said that his work at home is much better than what he is showing at the races. He will be tried over further and hopefully we will see some improvement.

October 10th, 2021
He was having his second career outing over 1400m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville turf track. He never travelled around the turn and did not quicken in the straight. Keagan de Melo feels that he is much better than this outing suggests and a pair of blinkers may be fitted next time. See the replay here.

October 14th, 2020
He is maturing really well and seems to be enjoying the spring conditions in the Cape. He is still carrying some condition and will need to harden up over the next 6 weeks, before he is ready to come in to full training.