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Mojo Major ready for Tasmanian Derby

17 / 03 / 2015 Article by: Peter Staples

WHEN promising three-year-old pacer Mojo Major scored an effortless win in a race at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last Sunday night his owners started to get excited about his prospects in this Sunday’s Tasmanian Derby.

The gelding showed blistering early speed to lead comfortably from barrier six and after Ashwood eased the tempo he let the gelding stride freely in the home straight and he went n to score by 22-1/2 metres from Dancing Da Vinci with My Mate Nick almost five metres away third.

He clocked a mile rate of 2m.01.47s and ran home his last 800m in 58.48.

Mojo Major has been in Tasmania for about four weeks in the care of Rod Ashwood who has taken over the training from top Victorian mentor Dean Braun.

The well bred gelding by Art Major from Serenity Franco is owned by Ashwood’s wife Paige Ashwood in partnership with friends Terry Snowden and Amanda Grieve who opted to keep the horse in Victoria for the early part of his racing career.

He won at his first start in Tasmania on March 9 but he was even more impressive at his latest outing.

Listen to what trainer-driver Rod Ashwood had to say about Mojo Major’s latest win and his Derby prospects.