Day At The Track

Major Trojan wins first sires heat

08:57 AM 05 Oct 2018 NZDT
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Smart harness racing 3yo Major Trojan has claimed back to back victories by winning the first Sires Stakes Heat at Cambridge Raceway last night.

Trained by Michael Purdon and driven by Nathan Purdon, the colt got engaged in an early speed battle with Beaudine Western and driver David Butcher for the first 700m of the race, before eventually getting the trail for the last lap. 

In the straight the speedy son of Art Major was too good up the passing lane getting the upper hand with 50m to go and in the end winning by half a length.

The time was a very quick 2-00.6 for the 1700m mobile, a mile rate of 1-54.1. The last 800m was run in a solid 56.9 seconds and the last 400m in 28 seconds flat.

 Major Trojan has recently been purchased by clients of top Aussie trainer Gary Hall Snr who has previously purchased several kiwi horses and turned them into top Gr1 performers back in Australia.

Hall intends to set Major Trojan for the rich events in Australia at the end of the season including the WA Derby next May.

In the meantime the horse will continue to race in New Zealand with the aim to go on to race in the Gr1 Sires Stakes final at the NZ Cup meeting in November.

 

Harnesslink Media

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