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King Mufhasa Retains Zest For Racing
Meanwhile, trainer Bruce Wallace continues to be surprised by the energy and zest for work exhibited by veteran Kiwi galloper King Mufhasa (Pentire-Sheila Cheval, by Mi Preferido), reports NZ Racing Desk. The 9YO gelding was a runaway 10-length winner (1200m) at the Avondale trials on Tuesday which augurs well for Wallace's spring ambitions to add to the evergreen galloper's collection of 10 Gr1 titles. "I've never in all my years - and I've had a few good ones – had a horse like him that loves trackwork so much," said Wallace. "I can't see any reason why he can't carry on racing at Gr1 level. His joints are the best they've been since I've had him and leg-wise and feet-wise he's great." Scratched from the Gr1 Makfi Challenge Stakes last weekend due to the heavy track at Hastings, Wallace says he is favouring either the Gr1 Windsor Park Stud Stakes (1600m) or the Gr1 George Main Stakes (1600m) first-up in a fortnight. "The other option is to wait for the Rupert Clarke over 1400m at Caulfield a week later, but the only problem is that he'd probably get 58.5kg in a restricted handicap and be giving a lot of weight away."