Tuapeka Trick puts Westview Super Seventeen on the winners list
It was never a case of if he would get his first win, but rather when, for Bettor's Delight three year old Tuapeka Trick. Good enough to run a Group Three placing as a two year old, he has raced against some nice types throughout his short career. But at Omakau on Tuesday, he dealt to his maiden opponents by just over two lengths, the first of many victories we hope for his great crew of owners.
Drawn well on this occasion in barrier two, Tuapeka Trick was having his first start since Cup Day at Addington. Everything that he had done leading up to this race suggested a good run was in store and he gave driver John Dunn confidence throughout. After leading off the gate, he was able to control the race over the 2000m journey, running some economical sectionals, before finishing the race off in 57.8 for the last 800m and 28.2 for the last 400m.
With heaps of breeding on his side, as a full brother to star Western Australian pacer Galactic Star, the thought has always been that Tuapeka Trick, like his brother, will be even better with a little bit of age on his side. He has been well looked after by John and the Woodend Beach team and he does look set to prosper as a result in the months ahead. It was a huge thrill for Westview manager Nigel Armstrong and those syndicate members that had made the trip south, to cheer him home on Tuesday.
It is a case of have horse will travel, with "Trick" and another Westview Super Seventeen runner Feel The Money, part of a huge team that John is taking to Nelson next week. Lets hope there are some more thrills for the syndicate over the two days up there.
Posted: Thu 04 Jan 2018