A Grade I winning son of AP Indy, exciting young sire Majestic Warrior posted his first winner when Weekend Warrior (2f Majestic Warrior x Chic Thief, by Cat Thief) scored at Calder on Sunday.
Prepared by Jose Pinchin, Weekend Warrior was third when making her debut on April 22 and then second on May 19, before breaking through for a well-deserved win at her third race start.
Up with the pace early, she opened up a two length lead in the stretch and then held off her rivals to win the five and a half furlong maiden by three parts of a length.
Weekend Warrior is a half-sister to stakes-placed Dark and Chic and is one of four winners from Chic Thief, a half-sister by Cat Thief to Grade III winner Radical Riley from the family of multiple Grade I winners Forever Together and Peaks and Valleys.
Standing at a fee of just $10,000, Majestic Warrior has made a big impression at the various two year-olds in training sales this year, his progeny selling for up to $700,000, so he’s a young sire on a big upswing.