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    MAORI LAW

    TIME may have been on Kai Winding’s side, but it’s against Maori Law. Winner of the 2021 Inter Dominion at Club Menangle, Maori Law... Time against Inter Dominion winner

    TIME may have been on Kai Winding’s side, but it’s against Maori Law.

    Winner of the 2021 Inter Dominion at Club Menangle, Maori Law missed his title defence through injury, which ultimately led to his retirement in September 2022 – 10 weeks before the Inter began.

    Appearing to be bored with a life of luxury, the son of Lawman was put back into work by co-trainers Richard and Emmett Brosnan last July with the hope of contesting the Brisbane-based Championship.

    With the series due to begin with heats on December 1, Maori Law is “pushing it up the creek without a paddle” to be ready as hoped.

    An inglorious last three weeks ago when first-up for 13 months, Maori Law will be back in action in a Breeders’ Crown Free-For-All in Bendigo tomorrow night.

    Should the 10-year-old perform to expectations, the Brosnans will aim to give Maori Law one more start before heading to Queensland.

    A below par effort will result in the interstate campaign being scrapped.

    “At first glance his run was disappointing, but he was first-up for more than a year and they’ve gone 1:58.3,” Emmett said. “He was always going to need a few runs to build up his fitness, so that was just the starting point.

    “His work has been sharper since and he will certainly improve, but again, he’s nowhere near peak fitness.

    “We are racing against the clock, and probably losing, to have him ready for the Inter Dominion, but we’ll press on for the next couple of weeks and see how it goes.”

    Drawn barrier four, Maori Law’s opposition include the likes of 2022 Inter Dominion winner, Just Believe, a rampaging Queen Elida and the highly-talented Im Ready Jet.

    “Any trotter will need to be at their best to win in that field,” Emmett said. “I’m not saying he can’t, but he is certainly going to find it tough given where he is in his preparation.

    “The field he is in is strong enough to be an Inter Dominion Final!”

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