1-PRINCE TURBO-JASON MILLER
Determination and courage from Prince Turbo, persistence and perseverance from trainer Jason Miller. Two years after a near certain career-ending tendon injury, the rising nine-year-old, at just his second start back, came from last to win the Eurythmic Stakes. There have been better races won at Ascot this season, but you would be hard pressed to find a better feel good story.
Punters stuck fat with Premium Choice, who’d been bursting to win a race, and he duly saluted in style, winning by a healthy margin. It was 22 years in the making for trainer Tony Triscari, David Harrison’s long-time assistant, who recently renewed his trainer’s licence and won his first race since Mr Harmonic at Esperance in 2000
The stable’s stellar season rolls on. Fresh from Wednesday’s double, It’sarayday, Lexington City and Above The Peg followed up. Exciting talent It’sarayday made a solid return to lead home a stable trifecta with Liwa and Seberate filling the placings in the Amelia Park Handicap (1100m). Miller is a clear second in the trainer’s premiership and hot on the heels of Adam Durrant.
A stirring battle between the Parnham brothers who went head-to-head for the majority of the straight. Chris appeared to have the upper hand on Aragain, but Brad got bragging rights when he extracted every inch out of General Grant who fought back to win by a nose.
A mixed hour for Dan Morton in races two and three respectively. Via Monte got up to a few shenanigans when he dislodged Chris Parnham leaving the parade ring before he was recaptured and passed fit to start. No such trouble for Tiffany Street. The Street Boss juvenile is two from two and knows how to pin the ears back and attack the line.
The pick-up specialist was at it again when partnering the Brett Pope-trained Blow Me Out, who blew rivals out at $11.90. O’Donnell had Sniparoochy in his sights before the turn before going past the favourite in the straight. Saved for one final run, four-year-old mare, who defeated progressive mare Pennys Afield two runs back, let down with an impressive turn of foot
Seven wins from his past 14 rides including a treble, a second and a seventh from five mounts Saturday. He’s riding in rare form. Chris Parnham celebrated a double on Tiffany Street and Prince Turbo, giving the comeback galloper a perfectly timed and patient ride from last position.