SA: Bridge treble a big boost for Barend
By Peter Neall, June 20, 2022 - 5:49 PM

Barend Vorster tightened his stranglehold on a first Adelaide jockeys’ premiership with a treble on a day at Murray Bridge last Saturday.
With five meetings to go, Vorster leads by 10 over nearest rival Kayla Crowther, who rode the last winner at Murray Bridge.
Vorster landed his first success when bay Zoustar colt Zou Sensation ($5.50) debuted with a win in the benchmark 68 for two-year-olds over 1200 metres.
Giving Flemington co-trainers Leon and Troy Corstens the first leg of a double, Zou Sensation raced in the first three throughout, clearing out to win by 2¼ lengths in a manner suggesting more wins in store.
Vorster’s second winner was Aiguilette ($7.50), who ran on strongly from the back to win a 1400-metre benchmark 78 for the Strathalbyn stable of John Macmillan.
Joining forces with Strathalbyn stable of Wayne Francis and Glen Kent, Vorster completed his treble on four-year-old mare My Ruby ($9), who raced one off the pace before proving too fast for her benchmark 60 rivals at the end of 1000 metres.  
A Port Lincoln and Morphettville winner from three starts in 2020 for the Francis/Kent stable, My Ruby was unplaced in five Sydney starts for Chris Waller stable then had five starts in Victoria for three minor placings with Kevin Corstens.
She found her way back to Strathalbyn after Francis’s wife Jenny noticed the mare for sale online.
Leon and Troy Corstens brought up their second winner when Lumber Punk ($11) won a 1200-metre no-metro-wins benchmark 70.  
Steered to victory by apprentice Ben Price, Lumber Punk was in the first three throughout the event.
Gatt amongst them
Another jockey among the winners at the Bridge was Paul Gatt, who landed the first leg of a double when No Nay Never filly Sigh ($5.50) took the three-year-olds’ benchmark 68 over 1000 metres.
Prepared at Pakenham by Peter Moody, Sigh was coming off a debut win on the synthetic at her home track.
Gatt landed his second winner when Aussie Sojourn ($11) won a benchmark 68 handicap over 2000 metres.  
Coming off a second on the Morphettville Parks track, the Peter Blanch-trained Good Journey mare came from the back half of the field to score her fifth win at start number 30.
Sophie strikes twice
Recently relocated Goolwa apprentice Sophie Logan started her day off brightly at the Bridge when Calypso Reign ($2.20 favourite) won a benchmark 86 over 1000 metres.
Bringing up successive wins at Murray Bridge, the David Jolly-prepared Calypso Reign came from a midfield position to record his seventh win from 25 starts.
Longan landed her second winner when Montign ($11) won a 1200-metre benchmark 68.  
Having gone to the paddock a winner, the Stuart Padman-trained Montign resumed in the same style, running on from midfield to down longshot import Mr Marathon Man ($51) by three-quarters of a length.

Brace for Price
Apprentice Ben Price took the honours with a double at Gawler on Wednesday.
Combining with Morphettville trainer Stuart Gower, Price brought up the first leg of his double when Tupoleu ($7.50) took out a 1200-metre maiden plate.
Price’s second winner came when Rustydustysunshine ($15) won a benchmark 54 over 1200 metres.  The win will have come as a tonic for local trainer Ron Campbell, who is recovering from a stroke.

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