SPREYTON trainer Adam Trinder learnt a lot from Dangerpet’s first start for the stable on his home track, three weeks ago which is why it came as no surprise to the trainer that the gelding delivered such a striking performance to win a class three handicap over 1600 metres.
Dangerpet raced consistently in Victoria before arriving in Trinder’s stable last month and with a new bunch of owners the gelding looks set for a bright future in Tasmania.
With Luke Currie on top, Dangerpet raced outside of the leader Doubtful Folly to the top of the home straight where Currie called on the gelded son of Dangerous to extend and while he initially looked as if he would power past the leader he had to dig deep in the end to emerge triumphant.
Dangerpet scored from Doubtful Folly with the well-backed Sir Joey a close-up third.
The stablemate of the winner and race favourite finished a distant last despite trailing the leader to the homer turn. Trinder said the gelding “obviously didn’t handle the track”.