Itz Major Look for Queensland

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Itz Major Look, a smart front-running winning favourite at Oamaru on Sunday, September 23, for the Mark Jones stable, is to do his future racing in Queensland.

The three-year-old Art Major gelding, bred and raced for his two New Zealand starts by Justine McMeeking and Kurt McNamara, has been sold to clients of the Chantal Turpin (trainer) and Pete McMullen (driver) team.

The Turpin stable have had a good early result with previous purchase, Some Excusesomewhere, who won for the second time in five Albion Park starts last Friday, winning from five off the second row over 1660m in a career best mile rate of 1:54.2.

Itz Major Look, a $2.10 favourite in the One Smart Coffee Pace at Oamaru, soon recovered after bobbling away from the ace over the 2600m, settling fourth for Sam Ottley.

They took control at the 1800m and drew clear to win by 2 1/4 lengths in 3:21.1 for the 2600m, quickening over his last 800m in 57.2s and coasting home over his final 400m in 29.2s.

Itz Major Look is a half-brother to previous good Australian winners in Itz Mister Ku (2:00.7, three wins), Itz Dreamin Jonesy (1:55.1, 13 wins & $73,229) and Itz Billy Hillis (1:55.3, 11 wins from 28 starts for $71,463).

Also a half-brother to three-time NZ winner Itz Fatima Kiwi, he is three time Group One-winning Australian filly Itz Nosurprisesthere (1:58, six wins from only 15 starts, & $216,900, and smart pacer, Itz Bettor To Win (1:54.3, 13 wins & $197,287).

This is the family which has provided Justine’s parents, Bob and Norma McMeeking, with years of success.