MIKE HILL tracks the multiple-winning trainers across the nation
IT\’S been a big few weeks for top trainers, Victoria\’s Andrea Dailly and Hunter Valley\’s Jason Mackay.
Juggernauts of the sport, they were the standout trainers in the past month or so, rugging up five-win hauls apiece.
Dailly produced her quintet at The Meadows, which also included four quinellas and a trifecta , while Mackay was on fire at The Gardens in Newcastle.
The Victorian master conditioner was successful with fancied runners Kanji Giant ($3.30 fav), Daph\’s Ascend ($5.60), Gypsy Wyong ($1.20 fav), Gypsy Vista ($2.90 fav) and the $36.40 roughie Trendy Touchdown.
Richmond Vale-based Mackay was the punters\’ pal rugging up five hotshots – Zipping Riley ($1.50), Zipping Maserati ($1.50), Cool Bourbski ($1.75), Opal Model ($2) and Impress Shades ($2.30).
Mackay has a big opinion of the impressively bred youngster Zipping Maserati (Zipping Garth-Zipping Lilly).
The black speed machine had tongues wagging after he steamrolled his rivals in the $20,000 final of the Clarence Valley Sheds Maiden at Grafton back in early July.
\”The first ever time they put a clock on Zipping Maserati, he blew the clock away,\” the trainer said after the win.
\”He just showed some genuine raw ability from that first time.\”
\”His first trial at the Gardens he ran 22.54s out the 400m, I\’ve never had one do that and then his first go at Richmond he went 22.49s and again I\’ve never had one run that.\”
Mackay said Zipping Garth (sire) clocked 22.62s first-up at The Gardens, so the youngster has got over a length on him at this early stage.
\”As you know we only got a glimpse of Garth but he had a big motor,\” he said.
Zipping Garth, a dog of enormous ability trained by Mackay, had his unbeaten race career cut short through injury but is now making his mark at stud.
Zipping Maserati has continued to impress with follow-up wins at Maitland and The Gardens and late last month his record stood at five wins and a placing from just seven starts.
And the winners didn\’t stop there for the ace trainers.
Dailly rugged up a couple of winning quartets at Ballarat and winning trebles at The Meadows (twice), Ballarat and Cranbourne, while Mackay produced four winners at another meeting at The Gardens and a treble at the same track.
Meanwhile SA\’s Team Rasmussen – Tony and Lisa – kept on leading in the winners at a Murray Bridge meeting early in the month.
Tony rugged up a winning treble with Mallee Dreamer ($1.70 fav), Victa Maggie ($1.60 fav) and Burn The Box ($11) and Lisa equalled the feat with Milly May ($4.20), Rushes ($4.40) and Victa Buzz ($2.15 fav).
Another dozen or so trainers across the country led in winning quartets – Anthony Bullock (at Launceston, twice), Gary Smith (Grafton), Steele Bolton (Darwin), Keith Boan (Albion Park), Captain Abbott (Mt Gambier), Jodie Lord (Nowra), Adam Poulter (Darwin), Rebecca Romyn (Murray Bridge), David Hobby (Cannington), Charmaine Roberts (Dubbo) Darren Taylor (Bundaberg) and Yvonne King (Murray Bridge).
A host of trainers landed winning trebles during the month, including Chris Supple at Casino, Keith Boan (Albion Park), Harold Hovi (Townsville), Ken Boody (Rockhampton) and Andrew Wooler (Townsville).