MAJESTIC CRUISER

Slot holder: Hole In The Wall Gang
Breeding: Art Major – Tiz Herself
Trainer: Jason Grimson
Owners: D S Glynn,Mrs H R Glynn
Breeders: D S Glynn,Mrs H R Glynn
Prizemoney: $384,653 Career: 106-21-16-15

With Spellbound’s withdrawal from the $900,000 The Race by Grins following a paddock injury, slot holders Hole In The Wall Gang have called upon the talents of Majestic Cruiser.

The Art Major gelding has been in outstanding form of late, winning the Gr.3 Garrards Joe And Michael Ilsley FFA (2300m) on April 2 after placing fourth in the Gr.1 Miracle Mile (1609m), and runner-up in the Gr.1 Schweppes Sprint (1609m).

Trainer Jason Grimson was heading to Cambridge to support his good mate Jack Trainor with Stylish Memphis but is now looking forward to having his own runner in the race, who will be driven by regular reinsman Cam Hart.

Grimson has always had plenty of time for his charge and he is looking forward to him contesting the inaugural The Race.

“I’ve always really liked him. He’s got a fantastic turn of speed, but he’s got stronger, too. He’s really versatile now,” he said.

“It’s not that he’s improved, it’s more he is a confidence horse and he’s got his confidence right up now. That’s to Cam’s credit. He drives him so well, he really understands him.

“He was unlucky in the Miracle Mile when he lost all his momentum at a crucial stage and still ran fourth.

“Then he came out and won really well last Saturday. I know the margin wasn’t great, but Cam said he was just mucking around. He just held the margin needed over Alta Orlando, but would’ve found a lot more if another horse had come at him.

“He’s right in the zone. It’s a good time to take on a race like this.”