Familiar sight back at Alexandra Park this Friday
By Michael Guerin
Majestic Man is back at one of his favourite tracks on Friday night. Favourite tracks that is if you like running brave placings.
The wonderful old trotter faces a 30m back mark in the $50,000 Thames Members Handicap Trot and has been a staple of some of the best trotting races at Alexandra Park for the last three years.
He even won a heat of the Inter Dominions there back in 2019, thrashing Group 1 winners Habibi Inta, Massive Metro and Winterfell by four-and-a-half lengths in a heat of the Inter Dominion, rating 1:55.6 for the 1700m.
It proved just how potent Majestic Man can be at Alexandra Park but here is something that will shock you: it is his only win there.
In 13 starts, often in races like Rowe Cups and Anzac Cups, Majestic Man has been brave and brilliant but beaten by the likes of Sundees Son and Bolt For Brilliance while earlier it was Winterfell who denied him both the Inter Dominion Final at that series and the Northern Trotting Derby at Alexandra Park.
So overall his career performances at Alexandra Park have been outstanding and if it wasn’t for Winterfell and Sundees Son in particular Majestic Mac would have an amazing Alexandra Park winning record and be seen as a champion.
This week he meets none of the above but faces a tricky handicap in a field that includes his own stablemate Love N The Port and four Wallis/Hackett runners and even Resolve for trainer Paul Nairn, meaning some of the best trainers of trotters in the game are represented.
Also facing a 30m backmark over 2200m is Copy That in the $50,000 Thames Goldfields Summer Cup with talented newcomer Hey Bartender off the front line.
The Group 1 Rosslands Queen Of Hearts sees the draws favour Stylish Memphis as she looks to record her first win since a very different Group 1, the Ladyship Mile at Menangle back in February 26.
In between she has finished sixth in the inaugural The Race By Grins at Cambridge and gets the perfect chance to put an exclamation mark on her career this Friday.