MAJOR LUCKY HEADS TO SYDNEY
Major Lucky has been withdrawn from the $150,000 Commodore Airport Hotel 2YO Harness Jewels Emerald at Ashburton on June 3 after failing to stay in touch with his former All Stars stablemates at Addington this month.
“He has gone to Robbie Morris in Sydney as he purchased him (for owner Greg Brodie). I was just looking after him,” said Overport Lodge trainer, Mark Jones.
A well-developed Art Major half-brother to last season’s top NZ 2YO More The Better, Major Lucky was race-placed in 1:54.9 in NZ and shouldn’t be hard to place in New South Wales.
He won a maiden for the Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen All Stars Stable at Invercargill on April 2.
He ran a 5.1 lengths third to The Devils Own and All U Need Is Faith in the third Garrards Sires Stakes Heat at Addington on April 21.
Major Lucky paced 2:17.7 for the 1950m, but had to settle for eighth in the $195,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Open Pace, won by The Devils Own in a record 2:16.3 (1:52.4 mile rate) at Addington on May 12.
He wound up his NZ racing with a sixth to top 2YO Spankem in last Friday’s $156,400 Garrards NZ Sires Stakes 2YO Final.