PREYTON trainer Adam Trinder edged closer to reeling in Scott Brunton on the race for the 2015-16 Tasmanian trainer’s premiership by snaring a double on his home track yesterday.
Trinder went onto the meeting with 51 wins to his credit to trail Brunton by 11 but his double and that Brunton was unable to snare a winner has reduced the margin to nine.
Tuscan Classic (Siggy Carr) was the first of his winners yesterday and given the way the gelded son of Pins dispensed with his rivals in a maiden over 900 metres there would be more wins in store.
Tuscan Classic only recently arrived at Trinder’s stable and arrived with very modest form with his only two starts comprising a debut last of eight at Geelong after which he was spelled and he resumed with a fourth of nine at Ararat last month beaten almost four lengths.
It was a hotly contested lead with Gee Gees Pureblonde and Tuscan Classic sharing it to the home turn where Carr called on Tuscan Classic for the big effort and he responded well to eventually forge clear and defeat Gee Gees Pureblonde by over a length with Chelsarli a closing third.
Tuscan Classic was well backed to start at $3.80 while Gee Gees Pureblonde was backed early at $16 and started at $6.50.
Harvey Bay (Siggy Carr) was very impressive in winning the last on the card, a class three handicap over 1350m.
With Siggy Carr aboard, Harvey Bay settled worse than midfield on the rails but Carr had her charge travelling sweetly to the home turn where she eased off the fence and aimed the gelding at a gap that appeared when One More Red wobbled around the turn.
Once clear Harvey Bay quickly gathered in the leaders and then staved off a late and determined challenge from Don’t We Love It (Georgie Catania) who came from near last on the turn with Tambros Game hanging on for third.