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    PROUD sponsor Pat Driscoll with Kate and Andy Gath following Majestuoso's Derby win - Photo HRV

    ONE more assignment awaits Majestuoso before he is sent for a well-earned spell. Speaking after the Majestuoso’s success in today’s Haras Des Trotteurs Victoria... One more assignment for rising star

    ONE more assignment awaits Majestuoso before he is sent for a well-earned spell.

    Speaking after the Majestuoso’s success in today’s Haras Des Trotteurs Victoria Trotters’ Derby in Maryborough, trainer Andy Gath outlined his plans for the youngster.

    Gath has set his sights on the Australasian Breeders’ Crown with the son of Majestic Son, which begins with heats at the same venue on August 15.

    Should all go according to plan, Majestuoso will then tackle the $80,000 Final at Tabcorp Park Melton nine days later.

    Majestuoso is no stranger to winning features around that track either, having captured The Holmfield last June.

    “He’ll have a couple of easy days then I’ll have him ready for the Breeders’ Crown heats in just under two weeks,” Gath said.

    “He’s already done a marvellous job this season, and if he happens to win the Crown too, it’ll be a pretty big year from him.

    “After that he will go straight to the paddock for a good long break.”

    Driven by Gath’s wife Kate during his latest win, Majestuoso settled towards the tail of the field from his outside of the second row draw as All Cashed Up led from barrier two.

    Gaining a three-wide tail at the bell, the gelding was forced to the extreme outside on the final bend before sprinting to an effortless 10-metre win from the front runner, with Kratos a head away third.

    “We were pretty confident with him despite the draw, and after the run he got into the race, he was always going to finish strongly,” Gath said.

    “I’m thrilled with his run and rapt to win this race.”

    Rating 2:02.7 over 2690 metres, the three-year-old provided Gath with the closing leg of a trouble, while winding out a quartet for Kate.

    The couple also score with Moonlight Dream and Tornado Valley, which was returning from a break.

    Kate also combined with trainer Norm McVitty to win behind Magic Owens.

    “Moonlight Dream and Tornado Valley both did well,” Gath said. “Not knowing exactly how well Tornado Valley would go given his fitness, he exceeded expectations with a track record.

    “He will continue to race in open class events, while Moonlight Dream also has the Breeders’ Crown.”

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