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Majestic City Remains Undefeated in Hollywood Juvenile Championship

Early Kentucky Derby 2012 hopeful Majestic City ran his record to 3-for-3 with a strong victory in the Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile Championship at Hollywood Park on July 16th.

Majestic City

Look for Majestic City at Del Mar - photo by Eclipse Sportswire

Peter Miller’s talented juvenile colt completed his six furlong Cushion Track journey in 1:10.45, defeating highly regraded Bob Baffert trainees Brigand and Night Tide. He earned an 89 BSF for his winning effort.

The son of City Zip began his career with a 4.5 furlong special weight score at Hollywood Park May 21 and followed that up with another tally in the Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes at that same venue June 12.

Majestic City could make his next start in the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar. The six and one-half furlong Polytrack event will be run on August 7. His ultimate summer goal is the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on September 7.


Kentucky Derby 2012

The Kentucky Derby 2012 is only 11 months away, and already we may have our first contender in Majestic City.

Kentucky Derby 2012

Majestic City photo by Eclipse Sportswire

Majestic City, a 2-year-old son of City Zip, out of Meadowlake mare It’schemistrybaby, began his career with a sharp wire-to-wire win in a four and one-half furlong special weight event at Hollywood Park May 21.

He returned on June 12 as the overwhelming choice in the $70,000 Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes and did not disappoint in a facile wire job triumph under David Flores.

The $100,000 Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile Championship at six furlongs is his next target and the $180,000 purchase is probably the one to catch in that July 17 synthetic sprint affair.

Trainer Peter Miller had a case of Derby fever with Comma To The Top this year and he hopes fleet colt Majestic City will lead him back to Kentucky on the first Saturday in May.

The 2012 Kentucky Derby will be run on Saturday, May 5.