Star trotting filly Majestic Time looks primed and ready for the upcoming trotting features after setting an unofficial New Zealand record at the Ashburton workouts yesterday.
Competing against C0 and faster pacers, Majestic Time trotted the 2400 metre journey in a time of 3-03.8, which is actually 1.9 seconds quicker than the official record for a three-year-old trotting filly which is held by Sun Watch.
Majestic Time has had three starts for three emphatic wins this time in and looks set to extent her winning streak in next week’s 25,000 New Zealand Trotting Oaks.
Another to impress at the trials on Tuesday was Bit Of A Legend, who scored a ½ length victory over Great Northern Derby winner Tiger Tara at Rangiora.
The dual Breeders Crown champion, who is coming off the back of a disastrous WA campaign, is set to resume in next week’s Gotta Go Cullen Free-For-All, while stablemate Regulus, who finished third in the same trial, will compete in the 3YO Flying Stakes at the same meeting.
In other news, dual New Zealand Cup winning trainer Brendon Hill is set to try his hand in public training.
“Robert (Famularo) is going to start selling more of his stock at the Yearling Sales, but he will still have a half dozen nice horses in work with me,” said Hill, who will rent boxes at Famularo's Dancingonmoonlight Farm.
“So I am a looking forward to having Robert’s ongoing support as I begin a new chapter and open myself up to the public,” he added.
By Mitchell Robertson