The Dean Krongold-trained Sound the Trumpet ($7) was rewarded for his consistency with a nice win at Donald on Saturday.
The New Zealand-bred four-year-old by Showcasing was beautifully rated by Harry Coffey for an all-the-way win in the Mackays Leading Edge Jewellers 0-58 Handicap (1350m).
The gelding defeated Celestial Freddie ($15) by 2½ lengths with Galea Warrior ($8.50) third.
Formerly trained by Robbie Laing, the gelding is raced by Grand Syndicates Showcasing.
Sound the Trumpet has now had 20 starts for two wins and seven minor placings.
He was coming off a hat-trick of placings at Donald, Seymour and Horsham.
No joy for Jody
Earlier on the Donald program, Kilmore trainer Jody Thompson had to settle for two consecutive second placings.
Test a Day ($3.90 favourite) finished second behind Supreme Renegade ($5.50) in the Weloveourmums@moorabbinrams 0-58 Handicap (2000m) while in the following race her half-brother All Day Every Day (both are out of Satdies ’n’ Sundies), sent out a $7.50 chance, was defeated by the $21 pop Morocco Road.
Both stablemates started from barrier two, were ridden by Dean Holland, were beaten by a length and three-quarters and are raced by the trainer’s parents, Norm and Faye Thompson.
Laws eyes Classic for Lass
Kilmore trainer Danny Laws will take his stable star Tiffany’s Lass back to Adelaide this weekend in the quest to earn some black type for the filly following her impressive close-up fourth placing in the $500,000 Group 1 Schweppes Oaks at Morphettville a fortnight ago.
The daughter of Artie Schiller and Tiffany’s Best, sent out at the huge odds of $151, nearly caused the biggest boilover in Group 1 history when she led until 50 metres from the winning post, only to be run down by the Chris Waller-trained Egg Tart ($3).
Laws said the filly’s game run gave him one of his biggest thrills in his training career.
“Katelyn Mallyon got off her and said she needs further.
“It was a thrill to have the owners present to witness the run,” Laws said.
The filly’s connections earned $20,000 for the fourth placing.
Saturday’s targeted race at Morphettville for Tiffany’s Lass is the $175,000 Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m).
The filly is raced in partnership by former Kilmore lawyer John Hoban, son of the late Kilmore Racing Club life member Reg Hoban, and Sheila Smith.
The lightly raced Tiffany’s Lass has had eight starts for one win and two minor placings.