The globetrotting daughter of Galileo was last seen claiming top-level honours in the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington in Australia in early November - her first Group One success having previously been placed in races like the Irish Champion Stakes and the Pegasus World Cup.
Magic Wand gets her Group 1!— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) November 9, 2019
They don’t come much tougher - she’s been second to Bricks And Mortar and Magical this year and even ran in the Melbourne Cup days ago. Today she wins the Mackinnon Stakes for Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien! pic.twitter.com/J9BE89DGXN
She will bid to provide her trainer with a very first Hong Kong Cup success, while her stablemates Anthony Van Dyck and Mount Everest give O'Brien a strong hand in the Hong Kong Vase - a race he won twice with Highland Reel (2015 and 2017).
Magic Wand worked on the all-weather track on Wednesday morning under the watchful eye of O'Brien's long-time travelling head lad Pat Keating, while Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck and Mount Everest cantered for a lap.
Speaking by telephone, O'Brien said: "I think they'll do a canter on the grass on Thursday morning, but they don't need much because obviously we think they're in good shape.
"Pat travelled out with them, as well as Michael (De Aguiar), Dean (Gallagher), Yvonne (Zurcher) along with Sarah (O'Brien) and Ana (O'Brien), they're all very happy with them."