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Magic Wand retired to paddocks after setback in Australia

PA Sport 1:26pm, Thu 29 Oct 2020

Magic Wand has been retired from racing (PA) Magic Wand has been retired to stud after a foot abscess scuppered her planned campaign in Australia. The Aidan O’Brien-trained five-year-old was a late withdrawal from last weekend’s Cox Plate due to the issue and the handler’s team has been unable to drain the abscess over the last few days.

Happy Diva returns to trusted schedule

PA Sport 12:30pm, Thu 29 Oct 2020

Happy Diva makes her seasonal debut at Wetherby before heading back to Cheltenham next month (Nigel French/PA) Kerry Lee is sticking to the tried and tested route with Happy Diva in the Cash Out At bet365 Handicap Chase at Wetherby. Lee’s smart mare was runner-up in Friday’s near two-and-a-half-mile contest en route to winning the BetVictor Gold Cup last year, and the valuable handicap chase at Cheltenham next month – which is now backed by Paddy Power – will again be an early-season objective.