Majmu For July

Mike De Kock On Majmu

Mike De Kock

Mike De Kock

Majmu  is likely to be taken along the ‘Daily News-Durban July route’ following her stunning win in Saturday’s Gr1 Laurie Jaffee Empress Club Stakes over 1600m at Turffontein.

Mike de Kock said on Sunday: “We’ll be discussing Majmu’s future with Sheikh Hamdan and Angus Gold, we’ll be looking at export flight schedules, but at this stage the Durban July via the Daily News is the most likely option we’ll exercise with her.”

Majmu slammed her rivals by three lengths in a time of 97.50s, posting her second successive Gr1 victory and Mike commented: “She was beautifully prepared under pressure by Mathew and the team at Randjesfontein and I’m very proud today. Mat has done a sterling job. He’s had to take the flak and the bullets in my absence, but he has broad shoulders. Well done to all involved.”

Majmu - the De Kock ace

Majmu – the De Kock ace

Majmu raced handy and jockey Anthony Delpech was poised to make his move at the 400m mark when momentarily his mount appeared to feel some heat from the runners around her. But coming into the last 300m she kicked into gear to put the result beyond doubt in a matter of strides.

“Majmu wasn’t feeling pressure, I told Anthony to sit on her, not to pull the trigger too fast,” Mike commented about her finishing effort.

The filly’s legion of supporters will be hoping to see much of the same if she were to line up in the two topline events during the KZN Champion season, the respective distances of which are likely to suit her and Mike added:

“Majmu’s done everything we’ve asked of her and she’s top class but she has more to prove, more to conquer. I have read some reports in the media about her being the best filly I’ve trained but I can’t recall putting that on record.  Majmu may well turn out to be the best, but right now Ipi Tombe remains at the top of my list by virtue of what she’d achieved.”

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