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Marcus On Mambo At Meydan

R40 000 buy out to conquer the world

Anton Marcus, who famously won the Gr1 Dubai Duty Free on SA star Jay Peg in 2008, will partner the Mike de Kock-trained Majestic Mambo in the US$6 million Gr1 Dubai Turf to be run over 1800m at Meydan on Saturday.

Jay Peg won the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free in sensational fashion, showing determination to fight back after being headed.

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Marcus had to overcome a shifting saddle in the shadow of the post that threatened to unseat him as he tried to pull up the victorious Jay Peg.

The former Paul Peter trained Majestic Mambo made his first appearance in Dubai in the Gr1 Jebel Hatta over 1800m on turf at Meydan. He ran a decent enough race, despite a lack of fitness to run out of the money.

Not having run since fourth in the 2018 Gr1 Durban July, the handsome athlete was not wound up due to a lack of time in training in Dubai and had only been with the De Kock team for a few weeks.

Majestic Mambo, who now runs in the Wilgerbosdrift black and scarlet, was gelded in quarantine.

Majestic Mambo – major improvement anticipated

He was unsold off the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, but subsequently astutely acquired by trainer Paul Peter for R40 000 off the Lanzerac Ready To Run Sale.

Bred by Moutonshoek, Majestic Mambo is a son of Mambo In Seattle (Kingmambo) out of the one-time winning Regal Classic (Al Mufti) – who won at 2400m.

The Sporting Post was originally incorrectly informed by a source that Bernard Fayd’herbe would ride Majestic Mambo – the Cape heavyweight rider, who booted home a double at Durbanville on Saturday, will in fact partner Yulong Prince (formerly Surcharge)in the same race.

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12 comments on “Marcus On Mambo At Meydan

  1. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    So Anton Marcus forego’s the ride on Legal Eagle and a ride on Return Flight to ride MM

  2. Vincent Bell says:

    Would love Surcharge to win this race. Left SA to quick. Would have done even greater thinging here in a hands of a young rider like Craig Zackey.

  3. Go racing says:

    I wish Anton Marcus can pull it off again. The fact that he is taking the ride is great and he is an absolute professional at what he does.The best in SA and it is great to see him compete where he belongs, with the best!

  4. gavin says:

    good luck anton

  5. Colin Naidoo says:

    All the best superman
    Bring it home
    Colin
    Merebank

  6. Lloyd says:

    Give us your best shot

  7. Harold says:

    All the best Team SA

  8. Lesley says:

    Do us proud Superman

  9. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Good point William, Mr Marcus must have a Very Good chance in The Desert race then. He would have been amongst the winners in Gauteng this weekend… Look fwd to your and SP comments for the Big ones this weekend.

  10. Bashier says:

    Good luck Marcus let’s not forget Bernard is on manamerisco good luck to all our S A connection and spacialy Mike de kock Bashier

  11. Vj says:

    Marcus is looking for fame got no chance

  12. Jacques says:

    Keep mm wide on the turn marcus..mm doesn’t like the rail…be midpack in last turn on the outside and mm will give you another gear…take note in how delpeche rode him.. mm loves running space ..spoons when cramped against rail

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