Last Saturday Adam Trinder and his prominent owner Wayne Roser travelled to Moonee Valley with high expectations for their three-year-old filly Mystic Journey. Luck wasn’t on their side and they returned home empty-handed.
Mystic Journey did put up one of the best performances of the day, getting back early in the 1200 metre race and then having a chequered run in the home straight ending up fifth with back me next start written all over her.
“I was really proud of her, she lacked tactical speed early in the event, she then required luck after that, unfortunately, the luck didn’t present, she ran really good late sectionals so I think she’s in a pretty good place,” the trainer said.
Trinder said Mystic Journey pulled up well and will head back to Melbourne for her next run.
“We’ve probably got her pencilled in for a race on the 22nd of next month and we’re probably going to go to seven furlongs (1400 metres) with her. I think over 1400 when she can get a soft middle section it’s going to play into her hands.”
Kyogle Son (Alex Patis) takes home the win for the Benchmark 64 Hcp over 1150 metres at Devonport this Sunday
On Sunday Trinder and Roser were back on home soil at Devonport and they ended the day with a winning double. Beautiful Boy started them off with a comfortable win in a Benchmark 58 over 1650 metres and Kyogle Son (pictured) rounded out the meeting with a determined victory in the last, leading all the way over 1150 metres.
Both winners were ridden by four-kilo claiming stable apprentice Alex Patis.
“Alex is coming along really nicely. She’s been here three months now and we’ve brought her along slowly. I’ve just had her riding horses that I own myself and she’s been riding really well so we’ve upped the ante and given her some genuine chances and she’s done the job.”
Sundays double took Patis’ total to six wins reducing her claim to three kilos.
Patis shared the riding honours with Siggy Carr who also booted home a winning double aboard Silent Savings which broke through for an overdue Maiden win and Kepta which stormed home from last.