Victorian trainers scooped the pool at Morphettville last Saturday, claiming six of the eight races. Patrick Payne was the main contributor with a double.
Payne brought up his first winner when apprentice Tahlia Hope guided the four-year-old Street Sheik to victory over 1800 metres.
Payne and Hope combined again later with favourite Howlowcanyougo nabbing his third successive win when he came from near-last to win the benchmark 70 handicap over 1600 metres.
Mornington horseman Matt Lawrie was found the winners’ enclosure with Balcazar who took out the 1600-metre benchmark 75 handicap.
Balcazar was ridden to victory by Liam Riordan.
Ex-pat South Australians Mark Kavanagh (trainer) and Joe Bowditch (rider) teamed up to enjoy success with the two year old Santorini Summer, who scored over 1100 metres.
Santorini Summer was a $120,000 purchase at last year’s Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale and Kavanagh thinks the youngster has a bright future.
Freshwater Creek-based Jamie Edwards kept the momentum going for the Victorian training brigade when he won the 1600 metre benchmark 75 handicap with the Fill The Flute ($4.80).
Fill The Flute, who led throughout, gave Georgina Cartwright her third Morphettville win in seven days.
Kyneton’s George Osborne was another to enjoy success at Morphettville, with Toolbar winning narrowly over 1200 metres.
Under apprentice Jessica Eaton, Toolbar charged home from a midfield position.
Clark in command
Raquel Clark holds a comfortable lead of eight (with three meetings remaining) on the metropolitan jockeys list following a double last Saturday.
Clark’s first winner was More Than Ever, for trainer Tony McEvoy. More Than ever won over 2000 metres.
Gordon Richards gave Clark the second leg of her double, with Bold Star taking out the benchmark 70 handicap over 1200 metres.
David Jolly’s Dellacqua, ridden by Krystal Bishop, was victorious in last Sunday’s 2300-metre City of Port Augusta Cup.
Hong Kong apprentice Jerry Chau took riding honours at the meeting with a running double. He won on Stonecast for Kylie McKerlie and the Kerrie McAnulty and Clint Binnie-prepared Guest List.
Trainer Scott Whittle won races with Wingard and Harbour Express.