COLOURFUL trainer Kevin Pizzuto hopes to part ways with Majordan on a high note.
Preparing the son of Art Major since April 2018, Pizzuto will give Majordan his last Australian start at Club Menangle on Saturday night.
And it won’t be in just any race!
Majordan is set to contest the southern hemisphere’s ultimate speed test – the Miracle Mile.
Majordan earned his berth in the $1million Ainsworth-sponsored event by capturing the Newcastle Mile in 1:50.7 a fortnight ago.
Original American owners Marc Hanover and Gordon Banks recently sold a half share of Majordan to some fellow ‘Yankees’ which is why the gelding is being sent to USA to finish his career.
“This will be his last run here,” Pizzuto said. “He has done a top job, and it’s disappointing to see him go, but the reality is he has more earning capacity in America.
“He is a proven high speed horse and will thrive under American conditions.”
As for his pending assignment, Majordan faces a daunting task from barrier 10 – the outside of the front row.
The seven-year-old began quickly to lead throughout in 1:50 from gate eight three starts ago.
Pizzuto indicated Majordan will be sent forward in search of the front.
“He’ll be going forward,” Pizzuto said. “There is no point in him being eased back
“I can tell you they won’t be running any 56-second halves…we’ll be making it interesting and the speed will be on.”