Euro Stables’ My Magician saved ground early and uncorked a steady drive on the far outside to edge Renaissance Rosie by a neck and win the six-furlong $75,000 Politely for Maryland-bred or sired fillies and mares on Saturday, Dec. 30 at Laurel Park.

Back in against fellow state-breds three weeks after running fourth in the open Willa On the Move Stakes at Laurel, My Magician earned her fourth win and third in a stakes since being claimed by Laurel fall meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez for $25,000 last May.

Bumped from the gate by She Rolls to her outside, My Magician raced in mid-pack as She Rolls and Renaissance Rosie dueled through fractions of :22.53 and :46.33. Jockey Jomar Torres steered her seven wide at the head of the stretch and they closed determinedly to get up at the wire in 1:10.82.

A daughter of Maryland sire Street Magician, My Magician was bred by Tom and Chris Bowman, Brooke Bowman and R. Larry Johnson. She recorded five wins, two seconds and three thirds in 13 starts last year at 5 while amassing $251,861 of her career total $389,442.

My Magician is the richest of five winners from as many starters for the unraced Partner’s Hero mare My Rib. Found under her second dam, Satin Lilly, is three-time stakes winner Undercover, and stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Vielsalm. Still owned by the Bowmans, My Rib produced a Despite the Odds filly in 2015. Named Powdercoat, she sold at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling sale to Angela Coombs for $14,000. My Rib’s most recent yearling, a filly by Tritap, brought a bid of $21,000 at the 2017 fall sale from Russ Young. The mare delivered a colt by Seville (Ger) last May and was bred back to Imagining.

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