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Majmu To Miss SA Fillies Classic
Champion South African filly Majmu (Redoute's Choice-Spontaneous, by Hussonet) will miss Saturday's Gr1 SA Fillies Classic (1800m) at Turrfontein, but is likely to return to the track two weeks later in the Gr1 Empress Club Stakes (1600m) on 11 April, according to trainer Mike de Kock's website. The Australian bred 3YO was considered a top chance of claiming the Triple Tiara and its accompanying R2 million bonus, but assistant trainer Mathew de Kock said on Friday: "Majmu is a little behind in her fitness and we won't be chasing the Triple Tiara for the sake of it." He added, "Majmu took her time to recover after her journey back from the Guineas in Cape Town and putting her back in a Gr1 race over 1800m at this stage will be too hard on her. The Empress Club Stakes will fit better into her schedule."