SPREYTON trainer Adam Trinder has his eye on winning this season’s trainer’s premiership and he went a step closer to achieving the goal by preparing a double at the meeting in Launceston last night.
Trinder prepared his promising stayer Bidirectional to win a BM62 Handicap over 2100m and in the following race his well-bred four-year-old mare Village Green made amends for some luckless performances to win a class two handicap over 1400 metres.
Bidirectional has been very impressive in the latter part of his preparation winning three and placing second from his past four starts.
He won two over 1600 metres and then stepped up to 23100m for a game second to Electric Crimson on Launceston Cup day on an unsuitable heavy track.
“Bidirectional has been very progressive this time in and he has achieved all the goals that we set out for him,” Trinder said.
“I fully expect him to be competing in some of the better staying races next season.”
Village Green ($8.40) was up against an odds-on favourite in Box of Frogs ($1.80) and she looked likely to finish second to him when the favourite kicked clear at the top of the home straight.
But when rider Boris Thornton called on the mare for the big effort she dug deep and delivered the knockout blow to the favourite close to home.
“I thought Village Green was very brave the way she toughed it out tonight and attacked the line and that is very encouraging from a long term perspective,” he said.
Trinder has been training for four years and based on the percentage increase in winners each year he expects to have about 75 winners come the end of the season on July 31 and if that eventuates it could be enough to win the premiership.
Trinder is level with reigning premier trainer Scott Brunton on 39 wins apiece.
“I’ve been able to grow the stable’s winning tally each season and based on the increases each season we have a goal of 75 winners this season but whatever the outcome we’ve held our own and had a constant stream of winners so far,” he said.