Monday, 25 November 2013
Trust In A Gust became the first winner of this season’s $1.80 million VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series at Ballarat on Sunday.
front-running colt is a son of Greta West Stud stallion Keep The Faith
and he banked the lion’s share of the $100,000 VOBIS Gold Eureka
Stockade (1400m) and a $30,000 Super VOBIS bonus.
Trust In A Gust
(3c Keep The Faith – Subtle Breeze by Storm Cat) has now won 4 of his 7
starts since making $45,000 at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.
a real advertisement for Victoria’s VOBIS Gold bonus scheme,” trainer
Darren Weir said. “He hasn’t won a city race but he’s already collected
about $200,000 in prizemoney and bonuses.
“We will probably send him for a spell now and, hopefully, he will came back and become a regular city horse.
always had this race in the back of our minds and with the VOBIS Gold
and Super VOBIS bonuses it is just terrific prizemoney. There are
several syndicates from Ballarat in the horse and a lot of them are
young people which is terrific.”
Sent straight to the front on
the heavy track by jockey Brad Rawiller, Trust In A Gust travelled
strongly before opening up a three length break on his rivals at the top
of the home straight.
Trust In A Gust is from USA bred mare
Subtle Breeze. She is a three-quarter sister to Balanchine (Storm Bird)
who won the 1994 English Oaks and Irish Derby for Sheikh Mohammed.
The Faith stands for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee and Greta West
studmaster Laurie McCarthy is still taking late bookings to the stakes
winning son of Sunday Silence.
TRUST IN A GUST
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