Little Miss MagicLittle Miss Magic (Team Valor)Team Valor International announced Monday its plans for its two Group 1-winning South African fillies, Captain’s Lover (SAf) (Captain Al {SAf}) and Little Miss Magic (SAf) (Jet Master {SAf}). Both will race in France this season. Five-year-old Little Miss Magic, winner of the G1 Empress Club Stakes, has been sent to Alain Royer-Dupree. Four-year-old Captain’s Lover is currently on the Isle of Mauritius, but will land in France April 2, when she will join the Chantilly yard of Andre Fabre. Team Valor International principal Barry Irwin explained, “We decided on France for a few reasons. Captain’s Lover likes a cut in the ground, and she figures to get that in France. She is versatile, and the French program should suit her. I would expect her to be ready to race in the autumn. And, of course, there is Andre Fabre. What can one say about him that has not already been said? Little Miss Magic should be most effective up to seven-eighths, and there is a good program for her in France. Alain Royer-Dupre has already shown what he can do with a South African runner, so he will not have to try to reinvent the wheel.” Both fillies were acquired at the National Yearling Sale in South Africa.

Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News