Canadian Major Looking For Two in a Row
Canadian Major heads to Wodonga on Sunday in a bid for two straight wins in two straight weekends. He takes place in the third on the card, the Telstra Business Centre Albury Wodonga Benchmark 64 Handicap over 1600m.
The Darryl Blackshaw trained son of Commands is fresh off a win at Seymour last Saturday in what was also on a heavy track, which he will find at Wodonga, and over his favourite distance of the mile.
Michael Walker, who is back in the saddle after some time out due to injury, takes the ride and has been one of the form jockeys of the season. He has had six rides since his month long break and has already won and ridden some close placings. His riding style should also suit Canadian Major's racing pattern of getting back in the field and swooping on them in the straight.
Steve Pateman rode the horse excellently last start but can not retain the ride as this race isn't the special conditions of a highweight handicap.
Blackshaw will be looking to capatilize with Canadian major during the winter who flourishes on the wet tracks. Canadian Major has now won a total of five races with tyhree of them being during the winter months.
Bruce Maya, who owns Mayford Park, was involved in the horse when originally purchased by Mick Price from the Magic Millions sale on the Gold Coast. Maya then bought the horse and syndicated to a group of owners who have had a terrific ride with the horse.