Leading trainer Scott Brunton looks to have yet another star on his hands in The Inevitable, who scored a dominant win in the $50,000 3YO Cup over 1200 metres at Launceston on Wednesday night.
The Dundeel gelding enjoyed a nice trail one out, one back under Siggy Carr, tracking short-priced favourite Gee Gee Secondover throughout.
When Newitt made his move on the popular elect early in the straight it was clear Carr’s mount had plenty to offer and The Inevitable produced a sharp turn of foot, putting paid to the favourite before going on for a dominant 1¾-length win.
It was only the third outing for Brunton’s charge, who will be stepped up in trip later this campaign for a crack at the Tasmanian Guineas (1600m) and Derby (2400m).
Brunton went on to make it a running double when Sav’s Finale came from just off the pace under Troy Baker to wear down race leader Happy Halloween in the last couple of hops of the benchmark 72 handicap, also over 1200 metres.
It was the second successive win over the track and trip for the super-consistent half-brother to Hellova Street. Sav’s Finale has now notched five wins and six placings from 16 appearances.
Newitt took the first two events on the program for the second consecutive week and again produced excellent rides on both winners.
The leading hoop was able to obtain a one-out/one-back trail from gate 11 on the Gary White-trained Jack’s Choice before taking the benchmark 58 handicap over 1400 metres.
Newitt was then able to settle the Tammy Mollross-prepared Thewordsout fifth on the rail from barrier 10 in the Class 1 handicap, also over 1400 metres, hooking around the leaders heels on straightening and going away for an easy 1¾-length victory.
Newitt later combined with Glenn Stevenson to complete a treble, racing on pace throughout aboard Rougeau in the benchmark 64 handicap over 1600 metres.