Connect to the universe of racing TM

news / Horse Racing

“I don’t know to be honest"

BY Matt Kelly - @matty_kel
1 year ago Horse Racing

John Thompson (Pic: Getty)

Trainer John Thompson says Maurus is “one hundred per cent,” as the horse strives to claim his first Group 1, in the Doomben Cup on Sunday.

“Second-up over the 1800m in the Hollindale he didn’t have the fitness, but he’s third-up now and one hundred per cent,” Thompson told

For a horse that ‘didn’t have the fitness’ in The Hollindale, he still rattled home late to finish third.

The performance caught the eye of the punters, but what did Thompson make of the run?

“I reckon he was the only horse all day to make ground from the back, right around them and down from the outside,” he said.

“I thought it was impossible to beat the first two horses, they’re both Group 1 winners… and they got it quite easy up front, so it was hard to run them down.”

One of those ‘first two horses’ was eventual winner It’s Somewhat. He’s dictated terms in his past two outings, but does Thompson expect he’ll get his own way again?

“I don’t know to be honest, I suppose the bigger field you would expect a bit ...


Thank You

You are now registered! Thank you & welcome to G1X - the universe of racing.

Have You Joined G1X?

Already A Member?

If you require any assistance logging in, please contact us via email at: and one of our friendly support team members will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
I have read, understood and accept G1X's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and I consent to G1X contacting me in relation to horse racing related opportunities including buying a share in a thoroughbred horse, opening a betting account with one of G1X's Betting Partners or becoming a member of The Cup Club or a racing Club.

Forgot Password?


Thank You

Thank you & welcome to G1X - the universe of racing.