Reigning Australian 3yo colt/gelding Pacer of the Year Majestic Mach made a successful return to the track today (Tuesday).
The Queensland sensation stepped out in a public trial at Albion Park for the first time since winning back on July 23 in a heat of the Australasian Breeders Crown heat.
Under the care of his trainer/driver Grant Dixon, the Mach Three gelding led throughout in a time of 1;57.9 winning untouched by a margin of 13.5 metres.
The breakdown was recorded in 29.8, 30.8, 29.0 and 28.6.
“I’m happy enough with effort today, we didn’t have much to work with him in the trial but he felt comfortable and cruised up the straight.” Dixon said.
Majestic Mach was brilliant last term winning 14 of his 15 starts with his sole defeat coming in the Gr.1 $200,000 NSW Derby at TABCORP Park, Menangle behind Victorian Lennytheshark.
Dixon is keen to head south again with him next month with his target being the Gr.2 $50,000 Mount Eden 4yo Championship Final which is programmed for November 30, Miracle Mile night.
“I plan on giving him another trial next week; he had a nice blow after his workout today so another trial will bring him on a little more. I hope to start him here locally if I can find a suitable race before heading south.
He enjoyed his time away from the racetrack and remained on my property rather than heading back to Goldrush Lodge in Toowoomba like most of Kevin and Kay’s (Seymour – owner/breeders) do when they spell.
Prior to his trial today, he was 17kg heavier than when he last raced in July but he’s thickened up nicely. He’s bulked up nicely and it’s not really excess weight that he’s carrying so I’m pleased with his current condition.”
Only last week, Majestic Mach was crowned the Queensland Pacer of the Year at the Racing Queensland Awards night in Brisbane, back to back titles for the gifted pacer.
Majestic Mach is the winner of 23 of his 24 lifetime starts with prizemoney in excess of $591,000.
By Chris Barsby (Courtesy of Harness Racing Australia)