It may have only been a Sunday three-year-old maiden in May at Ballarat, but connections were ecstatic with Magny Cours debut victory given the gelding's injury history.

"It's taken a while to get him to the races but it's testament to the work of the guys at Oaklands Lodge, Rosemont Stud and Danny O'Brien Racing. All have done a terrific job to get him through to this point," part-owner Ryan McEvoy said post race. 

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The son of Shalaa looks to have handy ability and McEvoy is hopeful his horse can build on his excellent first race performance, in which he showed a ton of grit to record the win.

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