Proven Thoroughbreds bid farewell to their former stakes-winning mare Candika earlier this week after she was retired due to a knee injury, but will take solace from an impressive first up win at Warwick Farm on Australia Day for lightly raced Hinchinbrook filly Brook Magic.
The Joe Pride trained three year-old impressed in two recent trials and was sent out a short priced favourite for the Benchmark 77 sprint over 1000 metres.
She led throughout to score a dominant length and three-quarter length win, her third from seven starts with prizemoney now topping $113,000.
A $40,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Proven Thoroughbreds/Joe Pride from the Fairview Farm draft, Brook Magic is the first winner for Magita, a metro winning Magic Albert mare from the family of Cox Plate hero Shamus Award.
Hinchinbrook has strong representation at Inglis Classic with 28 entries.