Majestic Tilly looking for winners circle again
SHE took time to break the drought, but since snapping her maiden, Majestic Tilly has cut a regular path to the winners’ circle.
Making her debut as a two-year-old in November 2021, Majestic Tilly finally registered her initial victory when she proved too good at Globe Derby in April.
Since then the trotter has won four of her last eight starts, with two seconds in the mix for trainer Garth Hurrell.
“She’s going really well…l’m very happy with her,” Hurrell said. “She is finally showing the ability I always knew she had.
“In her defence, there have been a few issues with her and myself during the past few years, but those are behind us.”
Majestic Tilly’s issues have been “those little things”, but Hurrell’s setback had the potential to be fatal.
Along with a serious track work accident, the 77-year-old horseman was struck down by a bout of pneumonia.
“I was working Calcavado when he bolted on me,” Hurrell recalled. “I was only jogging him, but he decided it was time to party and I had no control whatsoever.
“We hit a big gum tree and I blacked out. I popped a shoulder out and damaged my knees. Then after I was over that I got pneumonia.
“Tilly is one of those horses which can get into trouble no matter where you put her.
“She has hurt a leg a couple of times which put her out for a while and has had a few of those little things that mean you have to let them off and get going again.”
With everything going smooth of late, Hurrell hopes the good times can continue at Globe Derby tomorrow night when Majestic Tilly steps up in class.
To be driven by Hurrell, the daughter of Majestic Son will begin from barrier four.
“I took her to Kapunda on Wednesday to give her a blow out and she gave me the impression it’s the best work she has ever done,:” Hurrell said. “I guess race day will tell just how well she is going.
“She’s drawn handy enough to hopefully get into a good position early.
“Atout from two and So Vogue from eight are the pair to beat.”
Photo Walter Bulyga