CHAMPION horsewoman Dani Hill made the most of a rare trip to New South Wales last night.
Answering an SOS to drive Majordan for trainer Kevin Pizzuto, Hill reined the gelding to a strong win in the Free-For-All at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
“It’s not often you get asked to drive a quality horse such as him interstate, so I was thrilled to go,” Hill said. “I’m just glad I was able to thank his owners and trainer by getting the win for them.
“It was also a great experience to be driving at Menangle.”
Surging Majordan away from his outside of the front row draw to find the lead, Hill maintained a solid pace with the son of Art Major.
Striding clear along the home straight, Majordan completed a four-and-a-half metre win from Little Rascal, with Mister Brazil seven-and-a-half metres away third.
Covering the mile in 1:51.2, the six-year-old stretched his record to 23 wins and 17 placings from 75 starts for American-based owners Gordon Banks and Marc Hanover.
“Once he got to the front he felt like he had them covered,” Hill said. “He was very strong on the line and could have gone quicker if he was pushed.”