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    HANDY pacer Magical Marn returned to winning form at the perfect time. Successful at Tabcorp Park Melton last night, the Adam Kelly-trained gelding was... Marn’s magical Melton moment

    HANDY pacer Magical Marn returned to winning form at the perfect time.

    Successful at Tabcorp Park Melton last night, the Adam Kelly-trained gelding was having his last start before contesting the Inter Dominion.

    Magical Marn is ranked 19th in the time honoured Championship, which is scheduled to begin with heats in Melton next Saturday.

    Although pleased with the five-year-old’s performance, Kelly is under no illusion relating to Magical Marn’s prospects in the series.

    “We’re not heading into it thinking we’re going to win,” Kelly said. “He’s going to need a lot of luck go his way.

    “I’m just rapt to have him in the Inter Dominion for his owners as they love the sport and have had horses with my stable for a long time.”

    Driven by Zac Phillips during his latest triumph, Magical Marn was eased away from barrier three to settle towards the tail of the six-horse field as Shadow Reign set the pace.

    With Sams The Master working to the lead at the 1600-metre mark, Magical Marn moved into the one-one at the bell.

    Angled three-wide around the home turn, the son of Shadow Play dashed to a two-metre win from Makes Every Scents, with Shadow Reign a metre away third in 1:56.9 over 2240 metres.

    “With a run like that he was always going to be hard to hold out,” Kelly said. “He got to the line as you’d expect.

    “I’ll just keeping him ticking over as usual at home this week and hope we can get a descent draw and some luck in the opening round of Inter Dominion heats.”

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