Stable hat-trick completes a successful two days at Nelson
Day Two at Nelson again proved a successful one for the stable with a hat-trick of wins, matching Friday's effort. Jay Tee Tyron at just start two, Tuapeka Trick and Spot On were the successful runners.
Jay Tee Tyron is the a three year old Bettor's Delight gelding, out of the useful racemare Tyron's Falcon Ella - 34 starts, 4 wins and is raced by the same group of owners the Neumanns. At just start two today he really dug deep to get his maiden win after appearing beaten at the 200m.
After an early dig for the lead, he raced parked for a period, before copping a nice one-one sit down the back. When second favourite Jazelle peeled with it's run at the 400m, John pushed out under that filly and the two charged to the lead turning in. While Jazelle looked to have the better of Jay Tee Tyron at the 200m, he showed some real toughness to kick back for a head victory in 3.01.3 for the 2400m stand. Following a nice debut third on Friday, he has made a good start to his career.
Jay Tee Tyron in a tough maiden win
Tuapeka Trick ran a very good second on Friday, but was allowed to go out as second elect today behind the stablemate Anamajor. While that filly broke early losing her chance, the Westview owned runner stepped like a toff from his 10m handicap.
When the pace slackened off with a lap to go, John was off on a forward charge and quickly into the lead. Once in front he always appeared to be travelling a treat. Coming off the back he looked to travel better than his opposition and held strong in the concluding stages for a one length victory.
A half brother to the top Australian Galactic Star, Tuapeka Trick has returned to good form after a failed northern campaign, one that has still stumped Robert and John.
Today's win was his 4th from 26 starts and takes his stake-earnings to just under $38,000 for his big entourage of owners.
Tuapeka Trick goes one better after his second placing on Friday.
Our third winner for the day was the very much improved Spot On for Wendy Nordqvist in the last.
While well drawn, Spot On and Gavin Smith found themselves handy but three back the markers early on. They still occupied this position at the 400m, but in last place and a wall of runners ahead of them. Gavin never panicked, knowing that the run would come, as it did at the 200m. He followed through the trailling runner Mini Mine Yet, drawing clear with that runner over the closing stages, but doing too well by a half neck in a driving finish.
After a win two starts ago at Ashburton and a last start second in a strong Rangiora field, Spot On has really come solid, fulfilling some of the promise that he showed as a two year old last season. The win today is his third from just ten goes.
Spot On is just that for Gavin Smith in the last of the day
In other performances today:
Glenledi Bandit - dropped away after leading and over-racing in Race Three.
Bonnie Highlander - a good run for second in the feature trot over the 3000m. Only run down late after leading for the last lap.
Huey Lewis - a game second in the cup after hitting the lead at the 200m.
Tyron Bettor's Ella - a close-up 4th in the cup after being an early leader.
Kotare Cullen - last in the cup. Made a move to lead down the back, under pressure at the 400m and dropped out. More to come on her.
Feel The Money - 5th in the last. Made three wide run to dispute lead turning in. Peaked on her run at the 200m.
Posted: Sun 13 Jan 2019