It’s turning out to be another big year for the connections of Majestic Player A. After scoring 15 wins last year in his first season in the United States, Majestic Player A has now won two in a row and four of his last five starts.
Majestic Player A began his race from the outside handicapped post six and laid low early on as Whata Swan and Trace Tetrick and Dunbar Hall and Sam Widger exchanged leads during the first half in :26.2 and :55.2. Driver Michael Oosting pulled Majestic Player A to the outside in first over fashion and was in perfect position for the stretch drive.
In the stretch, Majestic Player A was widest of all and was well in hand by driver Oosting as he crossed under the wire in 1:51.1. Dunbar Hall finished one and three-quarter lengths back in second followed by Two O B Wonkenobi and LeWayne Miller for third.
Jeff Fought Racing, Brian Carsey and Casey Myers own Majestic Player A, who is now seven. The Australian-bred gelding is by Majestic Son and matched his career best time in the effort. He has now won 34 career races with 19 of those recorded in the U.S. His career earnings are beyond $437,000 with $345,000 of that tally recorded while racing in North America. Walter Haynes Jr. trains the talented trotter.