Overdue win for Trentino!
TRENTINO came into Thursday's Juvenile race an odds on favourite, a price worthy of her previous form, from she just needed to bring into the race and find herself in the winners box. This is exactly what she did!
The step up in trip to the 1600m suited the filly perfectly, this following up on her game 2nd placing in her penultimate over 1400m. Raymond Danielson partnered up with the Gimmethegreenlight filly again and had obviously learnt a lot from their previous encounters. The game plan was to let the filly sit off the pace and have her power home at the finish. Raymond managed to place the filly perfectly near the back of the field and settled perfectly. When coming into the straight Raymond tracked some horses and allowed the filly to build up momentum, when he asked the question, the answer was instant and shot to the lead with about 250m to go. The Varsfontein filly stretched away to win by 1,75 lengths and gearing down.
Raymond mentioned in the post race interview that she seems like the sort to get better with experience and age and will be nice to see how she continues to progress. The win was embraced by the owners who were at the course and celebrated together which was great to see! Well done to all involved Messrs M J Campbell, W D Jackson, T Kung & C C Valjalo.
Thanks once again to the sponsor - HOLLYWOODBETS.