Unbeaten ace Majestic Mach kept his perfect season in check with another dominant display at the Gold Coast last Friday night.
The Mach Three gelding made it eight straight after sitting parked over the 1609m before proving the better for stable-mate Geared For Action and Caesar Augustus in another scorching time of 1;55.8 on a rain sodden track.
Majestic Mach recorded splits of 28.6, 29.9, 29.8 and 27.6 seconds.
“I'm happy enough with his effort, he wanted to switch off once he got clear of his rivals in the lane. He did what was required.” Trainer/driver Grant Dixon stated.
Majestic Mach was freshened after taking out the Group 1 $100,000 Garrards Nursery Pace Final at Albion Park on May 19 but trialled stylishly against older rivals at Albion Park two weeks ago.
The remaining target for his unblemished rookie season is the Group 1 $100,000 RQIS Final at Albion Park on July 28, the final night of the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
“We've got one Group feature to go for this season. It would be great to win three big ones in his first season of racing.
I'm sure we've still got a little bit left in the tank for the July 28 race and he pulled up really well immediately after that win last night.
I've been lucky enough to be involved with some very good young horses during my time in the game, horses like Speed Ace and Jeremy Lee were great but this guy has that magic feel about him. It's easy to get out of bed to work with a horse of this calibre.”
Winning owner/breeders Kevin and Kay Seymour returned from an overseas family holiday to watch their pride and joy and were naturally thrilled with the effort of their rising star.
“Isn't he something extra special. Doing all the work and running super quick time on the fresh side, he was entitled to beat really.” Kevin Seymour said.
“He's got one race to go and then he's off to the paddock for a good break. Then we will get him ready for the feature events and take on all comers from this part of the world, we're all looking forward to that.” Seymour added.
The victory of Majestic Mach last night was his second sub 1;56 performance this season after winning the Group 1 $307,000 Australian Pacing Gold in 1;55.8 before finishing off in a scorching 26.3 seconds.
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