Balmont two-year-old Society Mak showed she is ready for a strong return to racing with another outstanding performance at the Belmont Park barrier trials on Monday (May 28).
Society Mak, ridden by Craig Staples for trainer Wally Mitchell, led to win a 1000m heat by five-lengths – the biggest winning margin in the 19 heats contested – in 1.01.11.
She had won a 400m heat by a head in 23.72sec. two weeks earlier.
Society Mak has only raced once and finished 11th to Playhouse Theatre in the Westspeed Plate (1000m) on January 7, when he was well-fancied but pulled up with mild lameness to the near fore.
She had won her only previous barrier trial over 600m by a half-length in 35.96sec. on December 19.
Bred by Indonesian businessman Mr S. Wirya, Society Mak is from the three-time New Zealand winner Lady Mak, by Frenchpark.
Lady Mak descends from the strong winning family of Holy Grail (Group 1 Hong Kong Derby), Clint (Group 1 Singapore Derby), Pulcinella (Group 2 New Zealand Avondale Guineas and Group 3 Eclipse Stakes), Cheeky Trot (Group 2 Karrakatta Plate and Listed Aquanita Stakes), Dancer’s Choice (Group 3 SAJC National Stakes and Listed VRC Vanity Stakes), Naden (Listed VRC Creswick Stakes), Calango (Listed SAJC Wylie Handicap), Chading (Listed Balaklava Cup), Perky Beau (Listed WATC City Motors Stakes) and Vagabond Boy (Listed WATC Anniversary Cup).